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'One Mighty and Strong' 



"Thus Saith Men" 

Published in the Deseret News in 1905 A. D. 
And in the Improvement Era in 1907 A. D. 

by 
The L. D. S. Church Authorities 

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AND 

The One Mighty and Strong" 



as 



"Thus Saith The Lord" 

taken from Holy Writ, etc. 
By John T. Clark 



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PREFACE TO THE BOOK ENTITLED 
"THE ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG" 

Which I now, in 1930 A .D., think should be placed in this said book. 

After having completed the pencil writing of the manuscript of the 
Book entitled "THE ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG," in the spring: of 1922 
\ D. which was just oft'-handedly done and the same rolled up and 
placed away until I should feel like publishing- it; and then in a short 
time afterwards, while thinking- whether or not it was time to publish 
it The Lord Je.sus Christ came to me and said, speaking in a firm and 
positive manner, "PUBLISH IT; YOU SHOULD HAVE GONE ON AND 
PUBLISHED IT; PUBLISH IT; THERE IS NO REDEMPTION FOR THE 
LAMANITES; THERE IS NO RESTORATION OF THE FULLNESS OF 
THE GOSPEL; THIS MUST BE PUBLISHED FIRST." He then showed 
me the tremendous opposition I would have to pass through and also 
that I should come Enough it all Victoriously. 

After being thus instructed by the Saviour. I immediately set about 
to carry out the instructions which I had received. At this time Nathan- 
iel Baldwin and I were quite friendly and he being very prosperous, let 
me have $750.00, this being the amount necessary.. to pay for 5,000 copies. 
For some reason, the whole 5,000 copies were published without proof- 
reading, resulting, as is natural to suppose, in many mistakes by the 
printer, such as in spelling, punctuation, capitalisation .transposition of 
lines, and other discrepancies which should have^Jbeen adjusted before 
publication. Because of these inaccuracies I hesitaled to give the books 
out to the public. Being short of means at this time, 1 was unable to 
have the book proof-read and reprinted, hence I Mfent again to Nathan- 
iel Baldwin and lold him about the matter. He stated that unless he 
could change some things in the book he would not furnish any more 
money. I refused to allow any changes outside of proof-reading adjust- 
ments, because Jesus Christ Himself had ordered it published just as it 
was written. Nathaniel Baldwin said to me, referring to himself, "I am 
the man Mighty and Strong!" I said to him, "ow do you make that out!" 
He said. Brother Cowley and Homer M. Brown had told him they saw 
a halo of light around him. "What was the color of the light?" I asked. 
He said, "A pink light." I said, "that isn't the kind of a light that sur- 
rounded the Prophet Joseph Smith, or any of the Lord's Holy prophets. 
He then said, "I will not furnish any mgre money!" And he didn't. I still 
hesitated to give the books out to the public, and while thus hesitating 
again the Saviour appeared as though seated upon a reclining stairway.' 
He was dressed in His temple robes and had a smile upon His face, (I 
inferred from the expression upon his face, I had nothing to worry 
about) and He immediately disappeared. In a day or so following this 
time, President John Taylor, (from the other side) came to me and said 
"YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!" Then striking his right clinched fist into 
his left hand said, "AND WOE BETIDE THEM THAT OPPOSE YOU IN 
\ THIS WORK." I immediately began to distribute the books, nevertheless 
I still worried about the books going out to the public without being 
proof-read. After giving out some thousand or fifteen hundred copies, 
the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ came to me again and said he ap- 
proved of the tfook "FOR THE LOUDNESS, THE BOLDNESS AND THE 
CLEARNESS OF IT." Since then, I have given out thousands of copies 
and I don't worry ar>y more about the discrepancies in the book. 

The scriptures say, "But the Prophet, which shall presume to speak 
a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or shall 
speak in the name of other Gods, even that Prophet shall die." (Duet. 
18:20; 13:5; Jer. 14:14-15; I Nephi 4:13.) Notwithstanding, in the face of 
the terrible penalty death, upon the presumer, I boldly declare before 
God, man and Angels, that what I have said in the above written pre- 
face article is true, God being my witness. 

Yours in the cause of truth, 

Very respectfully, 

JOHN T. CLARK. 












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CONTENTS. 

PAGE 
"One Mighty and Strong" as "Thus Saith Men" 

Published in the Deseret News in 1905, A. D. and in 

the Improvement Era in 1907, A. D. by the L. D. S. 

Church Authorities 1 

"The One Mighty and Strong" as "Thus Saith the Lord" 

Taken from Holy Writ, etc., by John T. Clark 16 

The 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants Analyzed 17 

Redemption of Zion 19 

A President to Fall by the Shaft of Death 20 

The President Who is to Fall is Termed Deaf, Dumb 

and Blind 24 

Why a President is to Fall 25 

Joseph Smith, the Prophet's Letter to W. W. Phelps 26 

The Fulfillment of the 85th Section of the Doctrine and 

and Covenants, to be in the last days 28 

The Law and not the Bishop given to Organize and 

Regulate the Affairs of the Church 29 

When and Where "Mighty and Strong One" 

to be Raised Up 2<) 

The Impossibility of Bishop Edward Partridge or any 

Bishop being the "One Mighty and Strong" or the 

One Who is to Fall, as Spoken of in the 85th Section 

of the Doctrine and Covenants 30 

The Power and Authority of the Melchisedek Priesthood 33 

With Whom God Speaks Face to Face 33 

From Whence and to Whom the Sceptre of Power 34 

How Ancient Israel Received Their Inheritances 35 

The Redemption of Modern Israel and Her Establishment 

in the Land of Promise is to be Accomplished in the 

Way and Manner that Ancient Israel Received Her 

Redemption and Inheritance in Her Land of Promise.... 36 
The President of the Church Must Hold the Sceptre 

of Power 36 

The Power, Authority and Mission of a Bishop 37 

The Dividing by Lot Inheritances to be Superintended by 

the President of the Church... 39 



II. 

The Word Sceptre Analyzed 39 

One Special Purpose of the 85th Section of the Doctrine 

and Covenants 40 

Lav/s to be Lived by All Who Are to Get An Inheritance 

in the Land of the New Jerusalem 41 

A Work for the "Mighty and Strong One" to do 42 

The Class of Men and Women that the Lord Purposes Shall 

Live the Patriarchal Law of Marriage.... 42 

Some More work for the "Mighty and Strong One" to do.... 43 
The Mighty and Strong President Through Whom God is 
Going to Perform His "Strange Act" is Referred to by 
Various Prophets Under Several Names and in Various 

Ways 44 

The Sceptre of Power to Pass from the Hands of Jesus 

Christ into the Hands of the "One Mighty and Strong" 45 

The Redemption of Zion in the Mountains 46 

A Bishop As An Agent of the President, to Divide 

Inheritances 46 

Prophecy of Heber C. Kimball of the "One Mighty and 

Strong" That is to Come 49 

The Sceptre of Power (the Keys of the Kingdom) con- 
ferred upon Joseph Smith. 51 

The President of the Church the Only One Who Can Put 

Forth His Hand to Steady the Ark and Fall 52 

The New Jerusalem the City of the Great King 53 

The Time When the Lord has Purposed These Celestial 
Laws to be Again Maintained and Practiced as Honor- 
able Laws 55 

Making Bare of the Lord's Holy Arm Necessary 56 

The Man Like Unto Moses The "Mighty and Strong One" 

The Much Marred One 57 

The Mighty Servant of the Lord will be Marred and Cast 
Out of the Church by His Brethren and then be Healed 
of the Lord 58 

The Last Records as a Sceptre of Power in the Hands of 

this Marred Servant of the Lord 58 

The Indian Prophet's and the Lamanite's Day 61 



III. 

One Man on Earth at a Time to Hold the Sceptre of 

Power 64 

A Bishop to be Directed by the President 65 

A President to set in order all the Affairs of the Church. ... 65 
George T. Peay's Statement Concerning the Time of the 

Seventh President 66 

President John Taylor's Prophecy Pertaining to the time 

of the Seventh President 66 

When Zion Puts on her Beautiful Garments 67 

When the Gospel Turns unto the Lamanites, Jews and all 

Nations in Power in Very Deed 69 

The "Mighty and Strong One" is to Return Scattered 

Israel Back to Missouri, the Land of the New Jerusalem 70 
Many Names by Which This Mighty Servant of the Lord 

is Designated 71 

The Redemption of Zion by the "Mighty and Strong 

One" Necessary 72 

O. F. Whitney Article Excerpt 72 

Indian Prophet's Mission 74 

The One Mighty and Strong and the Man Like unto 

Moses Identical 74 

Class of Individuals to be Cut Asunder 75 

When the Cutting Off is to Take Place.. 77 

How and Who to Get Inheritance in the New Jerusalem.... 78 

Restoration of Celestial Laws Necessary 80 

Oneness Necessary in the New Jerusalem 81 

Sceptre of Power in Brass Plates and Other Sacred Rec- 
ords and Instruments of Antiquity 82 

Joseph Smith, the Prophet Predicts the Saints will become 

a Mighty People in the Rocky Mountains 83 

Men to be Left Without Excuse 83 

When Fullness of the Gentiles to Come in 85 

When the Lord's Strange Work or Strange Act to 

Take Place 86 

One Purpose of Making Bare the Lord's Holy Arm 88 

Agency '.of Man ... 88 



IV. 

Two Churches Only, One is God's and All Others the 

Devil's I Nephi 14:10 89 

The Lesser and Greater Part of the Gospel 90 

Records, etc. Yet to Come Forth 91 

Marring and Healing of One of the Lord's Servants 92 

Two Great and Mighty Servants of the Lord 93 

The Gathering Place of the Saints Before the Second 

Coming of Jesus Christ 98 

The Last and Mighty Servant is Extolled by the Savior 

Himself 100 

Necessary for the Prophet Joseph to Seal His Testimony 

with His Blood 101 

The Lord Shall Rise Up, Being Wroth, and Vindicate this 

Last and Mighty Servant of his 102 

Day of Peace When Book of Mormon Came Forth 103 

Last and All Records to Come Forth in Day of Trouble 

and War, etc 103 

An Apostate Element to be in the Church According to 

President John Taylor 105 

Brigham Young's Prophecy 106 

United Order and Consecration Necessary 106 

The Mighty and Last Servant the Root of Jesse's 

Mission 109 

George T. Peay's Statement About Record in Utah 1 10 

Last Records to Come Forth 110 

When Root of Jesse is to Be Raised Up 113 

When the Lord Sets His Hand Again the Second Time is 

the Last Time 114 

Fullness of Gospel to be Preached After Last Records 

Come Forth 115 

Millennium, When to Take Place 116 

Why The Strange Act 118 

The Mighty and Strong Servant is of the Lineage of Jesus 

Christ and of Joseph, the Son of Lehi 119 

Moses of Old Tells of this Last and Mighty Moses Servant 

Who is to Attend to the Great Cutting Off 120 



V. 

Leaders of the Church Like Unto Pharaoh of Old in a 

Measure 124 

Revelation to President John Taylor, September 27th, 

1886 A. D 124 

Isaiah Speaks of the Deaf, Dumb and Blind Servants, 

Watchmen and Shepherd's of the Lord 127 

The Falling of a President by, a Shaft of Death Necessary.. 129 
Orson Pratt Fortells the Coming of the "Mighty and 

Strong Moses" 130 

Some Steadying of the Ark Acts 130 

The Lord's Anger Kindled Against the Leaders of His 

(Church) or People 131 

The Lord to Raise Up An Ensign.. 132 

How the Lord's Great Leaders Have Been Treated 133 

The< Application of the 28th Chapter of Isaiah is to the 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Fat 

Valleys of the Rocky Mountains 134 

When Manifesto, etc., to be Disannulled 136 

The "Mighty and Strong One" through Nephite Lineage.... 137 
Not Two But "One Mighty and Strong" to be Raised up 

to Redeem Zion, etc 137 

The Wisdom of the Church Leaders Has Measurably 

Perished 138 

The Various Ways the Prophets of the Lord Denominate 

the "Mighty and Strong" Servant of the Lord 138 

How to Get Rid of the "Mighty and Strong One's 

Imagery or that of the President's, Who is Going to 

Put Forth His Hand to Steady the Ark and Fall 141 

Wo Unto Those Who Betray the Revelations of God or 

Write and Advocate Precepts of Men 142 

Why a President to Fall by a Shaft of Death 143 

Authorities Weighed in the Balances and Found Wanting.. 146 
Manifesto and Church Article of 1905 and 1907 are Built 

Upon Sandy Foundations 146 



VI. 

Every Man His Own Judge 147 

Great Division of the Righteous from the Wicked Promised 148 
The Lord Doeth Nothing Except He Tells His Prophets.... 148 

A Sure Foundation Upon Which to Build 149 

Why Judgments Are to Come Upon Authorities of this 

Church 150 

"Mighty and Strong One's" imageny portrayed 151 

A Contrast Between Two Mighty Servants of the Lord, and 

the Mission and Calling for each to Accomplish in this, 

the last Dispensation of the Fullness of Times 152 

Fullness of the Gospel to be Rejected by the Gentiles and 

Latter-day Saint Gentile Church 157 

When Fullness of Gospel to be Again Preached 158 

When Elders in Some Future Day go in Power to the 

Lamanites 159 

Last Records to More Fully Convince the Gospel Contained 

in Book of Mormon, Bible, etc., the First Records to 

the Lamanites, etc.... 159 

"One Mighty and Strong" Absolutely Necessary, and why? 160 

Who are Termed Salt of the Earth 162 

The Rock Foundation of Zion's Redemption 164 






"ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG" 

as 

"THUS SAITH MEN" 

Published in the Deseret News in 1905, A. D. 

And in the Improvement Era in 1907, A. D. 

By The L. D. S. Church Authorities. 

The following has been issued by the Presidency of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in explanation of 
verses 7 and 8 of Section 85 of the Doctrine and Covenants, 
and they say that this said Church article is to be received 
as authoritative: 

The following quotation is from the eighty-fifth section of 
the* book of Doctrine and Covenants: 

"And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send 
one mighty and strong, holding the sceptre of power in his 
hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter 
words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of 
truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot 
the inheritances of the Saints, whose names are found, and the 
names of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the 
book of the law of God: 

"While that man, who was called of God and appointed, that 
putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God, shall fall 
by the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid 
shaft of lightning." 

Perhaps no other passage in the revelations of the Lord 
in this dispensation has given rise to so much speculation as 
this one. Also, it has been used by vain and foolish men to 
bolster up their vagaries of speculation and in some cases 
their pretensions to great power and high positions they were 
to attain in the Church. In a word, some have made claims 
that they were the particular individual mentioned in the reve- 
lation, the "one mighty and strong holding the sceptre of power 
in his hand, clothed with, light for covering, whose mouth shall 
utter words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a foun- 
tain of truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange 
by lot the inheritances of the Saints." 

One would think in such a matter as this that sufficient 
native modesty would assert itself to restrain a man from 



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announcing himself as the one upon whom such high honors 
are to be conferred, and who is to exercise such great powers 
in establishing the Saints in their inheritances and that even if 
one suspected, for any reason, that such a position, and such 
exceptional powers were to be conferred upon him he would 
wait until the Lord would clearly indicate to the Church, as well 
as to himself, that he had been indeed sent of God to do the 
work of so noble a ministry, as is described in the passage under 
question. Those, however, who have so far proclaimed them- 
selves as being the "one mighty and strong," have manifested 
the utmost ignorance of the things of God and the order of 
the Church. Indeed their insufferable ignorance and egotism 
have been at the bottom of all their pretensions, and the cause 
of all the trouble into which they have fallen. They seem not 
to have been aware of the fact that the Church of Christ and of 
the Saints is completely organized, and that when the man who 
shall be called upon to divide unto the Saints their inheritances 
comes, he will be designated by the inspiration of the Lord 
to the proper authorities of the Church, appointed and sus- 
tained according to the order provided for the government of 
the Church. So long as that Church remains in the earth 
and we have the assurance from the Lord that it will now 
remain in the earth forever the Saints need look for nothing 
of God's appointing that will be erratic, or irregular, or that 
smacks of starting over afresh, or that would ignore or over- 
throw the established order of things. The Saints should 
remember that they are living in the dispensation of the full- 
ness of times, when the Church of Christ is established in the 
earth for the last days and for the last time, and that God's 
Church is a Church of order, of law, and that there is no place 
for anarchy in it. (Doc. and Cov. sec. 112: 30 also sections 
33: 3; 43: 28-31.) 

Respecting the views that have been expressed as to the 
meaning of this passage, who the man was that was "called of 
God and appointed, that put forth his hand to steady the ark 
of God," that should "fall by the shaft of death, like as a tree 
that is smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning," as well as who 
the "one mighty and strong" was, or is to be various theories 



have beeen advanced. Some of the dissenters from the Church 
have advanced the idea that the Prophet Joseph Smith, largely 
on account of his sad and tragic death, fell "by the shaft of 
death like as a tree smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning," 
and that because of supposed transgression; while there are not 
wanting those wiho hold, that the prophecy is not yet fulfilled, 
but say that the fate of falling "like as a tree that is smitten by 
the vivid shaft of lightening" is a fate reserved for the present 
or some future President of the Church. As to the "one mighty 
and strong," some hold that the he has come, others that he 
is yet to come. Some have held that the Prophet Joseph Smith 
was the man, and that he would be raised from the dead and 
appear among the Saints to fulfill the terms of this prophecy. 
Others have insisted that the late President Brigham Young 
was the man who fulfilled the prediction, when with such 
heaven-inspired wisdom and masterly skill he led the exiled 
Saints from Nauvoo to the Rocky Mountains, and laid their 
settlements in the valleys of Utah. 

All these theories have been entertained and some of them 
by very good brethren; but good men, and even well informed 
men, are sometimes mistaken, and all are capable of receiving 
larger information, and more and more light respecting the 
things which God reveals. 

The revelation from which the passage is quoted is a por- 
tion of a letter to William W. Phelps, written by the Prophet 
from Kirtland under date of November the 27th, 1832. Wil- 
liam W. Phelps at the time was at Independence, Missouri. In 
order that the reader may have the whole matter before him, 
the letter is reproduced in extenso, and the part afterwards 
accepted as the world of the Lord indicated: 

"Kirtland, Nov. 27th, 1832. 

"Brother William W. Phelps I say brother, because I feel 
so from the heart, and although it is not long since I wrote a 
letter unto you, yet I feel as though you would excuse me for 
wrting this, as I have many things which I will mention in 
this letter, which are lying with great weight on my mind. I 
am well, and my family also; God grant that you may enjoy 
the same, and yours, and all the brethren and sisters 
who remember to inquire after the commandments of 



.the Lord, and the welfare of Zion, and such a being 
as myself; and while I dictate this letter, 1 fancy to myself 
that you are saying or thinking something similar to these 
words 'My God, great and mighty art Thou, therefore show 
unto thy servant what shall become of all those who are 
essaying to come unto Zion, in order to keep the command- 
ments of God, and yet receive not their inheritance by con- 
secration, by orders or deed from the Bishop, the man that 
God has appointed in a legal way, agreeably to the law given 
to organize and regulate the Church, and all the affairs of the 
same. 

''Brother William, in the love of God, having the most 
implicit confidence in you as a man of God, having obtained 
this confidence by a vision of heaven, therefore I will proceed 
to unfold to you some of the feelings of my heart, and to an- 
swer the question (here begins the revelation.) 'It is the duty 
of the Lord's clerk, whom He has appointed, to keep a his- 
tory, and a General Church record of all things that trans- 
pire in Zion, and of all those who consecrate properties, and 
receive inheritances legally from the Bishop; and also their 
manner of life, their faith, and works; and also of all the apos- 
tates who apostatize after receiving their inheritances. It is 
contrary to the will and commandment of God, that those who 
receive not their inheritances by consecration, agreeably to 
His law, which He has given, that He may tithe His people, 
to prepare them against the day of vengeance and burning, 
should have their names enrolled with the people of God; 
neither is their genealogy to be kept, or to be had where it may 
be found on any of the records or history of the Church; 
their names shall not be found, neither the names of the fathers, 
nor the names of the children written in the book of the Law 
of God, saith the Lord of Hosts. Yea, thus saith the still, small 
voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all things, and 
often times it maketh my bones to quake while it rwaketh 
manifest, saying: And it shall come to pass, that I, the 
Lord God, will send one, mighty and strong, holding 
the sceptre of power in his hand, clothed with light 
for a covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; 
while his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order 
the House of God, and to arrange by lot the inheritances of 
the Saints, whose names are found, and the names of their 
fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the book of the Law 
of God; while that man, who was called of God and appointed, 
that putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God, shall 
fall by the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the 
vivid shaft of lightning; and all they who are not found written 



in the book of remembrance, shall find none inheritance in. 
that day, but they shall be cut asunder, and their portion shall 
be appointed them among unbelievers, where are wailing and 
gnashing of teeth. These things I say not of myself; therefore, 
as the Lord speaketh, He will also fulfill. And they who are of 
the High Priesthood, whose names are not found written in 
the book of the law, or that are found to have apostatized, or 
to have been cut off from the Church; as well as the lesser 
Priesthood, or the members, in that day, shall not find an inheri- 
tance among the saints of the Most High: therefore it shall 
be done unto them, as unto the children of the priest, as will 
be found recorded in the second chapter and sixty-first and 
second verses of Ezra. (End of the revelation.) 

"Now, Brother William, if what I have said is true, how 
careful men ough to be what they do in the last days, lest they 
are cut short of their expectations, and they that think they 
stand should fall, because they keep not the Lord's command- 
ments whilst you, who do the will of the Lord and keep His 
commandments, have need to rejoice with unspeakable joy, 
for such shall be exalted very high, and shall be lifted up in 
triumph above all the kingdoms of this world; but I must 
drop this subject at the beginning (of it.) 

"Oh Lord, when will the time come when Brother William, 
Thy servant, and myself, shall behold the day that we may stand 
together and gaze upon eternal wisdom engraven upon the 
heavens, while the majesty of our God holdeth up the dark 
curtain until we may read the round of eternity, to the fullness 
and satisfaction of our immortal souls? Oh Lord God, deliver 
us in due time fom the little narrow prison, almost, as it were, 
total darkness of paper, pen and ink and a crooked, broken, 
scattered and imperfect language. 

"I have obtained ten subscribers for the 'Star/ Love for 
all the brethren. 

Yours in bonds, Amen, 

"JOSEPH SMITH, JUN." 

(History of the Church, Vol. I, p 227-9.) 

It is to be observed first of all that the subject of this 
whole letter, as also the part of it subsequently accepted as a 
revelation, relates to the affairs of the Church in Missouri, the 
gathering of the saints to that land and obtaining their inheri- 
tances under the law of consecration and stewardship; and the 
Prophet deals especially with the matter of what is to become 
of those who fail to receive their inheritances by order or deed 
from the Bishop. The petition which the Prophet puts into 
the mouth of his correspondent, Elder Phelps, is: 

"Show unto Thy servant what shall become of all those 



who are essaying to come up unto Zion, in order to keep the 
commandments of God, and yet receive not their inheritance 
by consecrations, by order or deed from the Bishop, the man 
that God has appointed in a legal way, agreeably to the law 
given to organize and regulate the Church, and all the affairs 
of the same." 

This paragraph clearly proves that the subject in hand is 
the settling of the saints in Missouri, granting them their 
inheritances, and the order of it all. In addition, the "Bishop," 
who was Edward Partridge, is especially referred to as "the 
man that God has appointed in a legal way, agreeably to the 
law given to organize and regulate the Church and all the affairs 
of the same." 

In the revelations by which Edward Partridge was called 
and appointed to stand as a Bishop in the land of Zion Miss- 
ouri the following occurs: 

"And let my servant, Edward Partridge, stand in the office 
which I have appointed him, to divide the saints their inheri- 
tance, even as I have commanded; and also those whom he 
has appointed to assist him. . . . Let the Bishop and the 
agent make preparations for those families which have been 
commanded to come to this land as soon as possible, and 
plant them in their inheritance." (Doc. and Cov., Sec. 57: 
7 and 15.) 

"For this cause (i. e. that the Saints might be gathered 
upon the land of Zion) I have sent you hither, and have selected 
my servant, Edward Partridge, and have appointed unto him 
his mission in this land (i. e. Jackson County, Missouri) : 

"And whoso standeth in his mission, is appointed be a 
judge in Israel like as it was in ancient days, to divide the 
lands of the heritage of God unto His children." (Doc. and 
Cov., Sec. 58: 14, 17.) 

This much, then, we have learned, viz., that Edward Part- 
ridge, the Bishop of the Church, was the one "called and ap- 
pointed, to divide by lot unto the Saints their inheritances." 
But was Edward Partridge the one in 1832 who was "putting 
forth his hand to steady the ark," and threatened with falling 
"by the shaft of death like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid 
shaft of lightning?" Undoubtedly. The brethren in those 
days were limited in their experience. The Church had been 
organized but as yesterday. The order of the Priesthood was 
not understood then, as it is today. The brethren composing 
it had been but recently brought together. Some of them 
were often in rebellion against the Prophet and the order of 
the Church, because of these conditions; and it required 
instruction and time and experience to enable men to 



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stand their duties and preserve their right relationship to 
each other as officers of the Church. 

Bishop Partridge was one of the brethren, who though 
a most worthy man, one whom the Lord loved, and whom the 
Prophet described as "a pattern of piety," and "one of the 
Lord's great men" at times arrayed himself in opposition to 
the Prophet in those early days, and sought to correct him in 
his administration of the affairs of the Church; in other words, 
"put forth his hand to steady the ark." 

On the occasion of the Prophet's first visit to Independence, 
Missouri Edward Partridge accompanied him in the meetings 
and conferences held upon the land of Zion, Bishop Partridge 
several times strenuously opposed the measures of the Prophet, 
and was sharply reproved by the latter for his unbelief and 
hardness of heart. Indeed the apostate, Ezra Booth, who was 
present, made the scene between the Bishop and the Prophet 
one of the items that justified to him his apostasy. He refers 
to! the circumstance in a letter, addressed to Bishop Partridge, 
which has been several times published in anti-"Mormon" litera- 
ture. The Bishop, moreoevr, was reproved for his "blindness 
of heart and unbelief," and warned of the danger of falling from 
his high station, in a revelation given in August, 1831, while 
both he and the Prophet were still in Missouri: 

"Yea, for this cause I have sent you hither, and have selected 
my servant Edward Partridge, and have appointed unto him his 
mission in this land; but if he repent not of his sins,which are 
unbelief and blindness of heart, let him take heed lest he fall." 
(Doc. and Cov., Sec. 58: 14-16.) 

All the foregoing occurred during the first visit of the 
Prophet to Missouri. 

In the latter part of April, 1832, the Prophet again visited 
the center place of Zion Independnece, Missouri. There were 
still ill-feelings existing among the brethren, especially between 
Elder Rigdon and Bishop Partridge; but those difficulties were 
adjusted and Bishop Partridge in the conference that was held 
on the 26th of April, gave to the Prophet the right hand of 
fellowship in behalf of the Church in Missouri and acknowledged 
him to be the President of the High Priesthood of the Church. 

But notwithstanding the adjustment of all difficulties on 

this occasion, we learn from the correspondence that passed 
between the brethren of Kirtland and Independence, respect- 
ively, that the old difficulties in all their bitterness broke out 
afresh. Referring to this subject, Elders Orson Hyde and 
Hyrum Smith, who had been appointed by a council of High 



Priests at Kirtland to write a letter of reproof and warning to 
"Bishop Partridge, his Council and the Inhabitants of Zion," 

say: 

"At the time Joseph, Sidney, (Rigdon) and Newell (K. 
Whitney) left Zion, all matters of hardness .and misunder- 
standing were settled and buried (as they supposed), and you 
gave them the hand of fellowship; but, afterwards, you brought v 
up all these things again, in a censorious spirit, accusing 
Brother Joseph in rather an indirect way of seeking after 
monarchial power and authority. * * * It might not be 
amiss for you to call to mind the circumstances of the Nephites, 
and the children of Israel rising up against their Prophets, 
and accusing them of seeking after kingly power, and see what 
befell them, and take warning before it is too late." 

In a letter written by the Prophet himself on the same oc- 
casion, written to accompany a revelation which he was sending 
to Zion, he refers in very pointed words to the ill-feeling existing 
towards him by the brethen in Zion: 

"Though our brethren in Zion indulge in feelings 
towards us, which are not according to the requirements of the 
new covenant, yet, we have the satisfaction of knowing that 
the Lord approved of us, and has accepted us. * * * Re- 
pent, repent, is the voice of God to Zion * * * I say to you 
(and what I say to you I say to all), hear the warning voice 
of God, lest Zion fall, and the Lord swear in His wrath the in- 
habitants of Zion shall not enter into His rest." 

Also in a revelation given on the 22nd and 23rd of Sep- 
tember, 1852 five months after the reconciliation at Inde- 
pendence the following occurs: 

"And your minds in times past have been darkened because 
of unbelief, and because you have treated lightly the things 
you have received, which vanity and unbelief have brought 
the whole Church under condemnation. And this condemnation 
resteth upon the children of Zion, even all; and they shall re- 
main under this condemnation until they repent and remember 
the new covenant, even the Book of Mormon and the former 
commandments which I have given them, not only to say, 
but to do according to that which is written, that they may 
bring forth fruit meet for their father's kingdom, otherwise 
there remaineth a scourge and a judgment to be poured out 
upon the children of Zion. * * * But verily I say unto all 
those to whom the kingdom has been given, from you it must 
be preached unto them, that they shall repent of their former 
evil works, for they are to be upbraided for their evil hearts 



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of unbelief; and your brethren in Zion for their rebellion 
against you at the time I sent you." (Doc. and Cov., Sec. 
84: 54-58 and 76.) 

It was while these conditions of rebellion, jealousy, pride, 
unbelief and hardness of heart prevailed among the brethren 
in Zion Jackson county, Missouri in all of which Bishop 
Partridge participated, that the words of the revelation taken 
from the letter to William W. Phelps of the 27th of November, 
1832, were written. The "man who was called and appointed 
of God" to "divide unto the Saints their inheritance" Edward 
Partridge was at that time out of order, neglecting his own 
duty, and putting "forth his hand to steady the ark;" hence 
he was warned of the judgment of God impending, and the 
prediction was made that another, "one mighty and strong," 
would be sent of God to take his place, to have his bishopric 
one having the spirit and power of that high office resting upon 
him, by which he would have power to "set in order the house 
of God, and arrange by lot the in heritance of the Saints; in 
other words, one who would do the work that Bishop Edward 
Partridge had been appointed to do, but had failed to accom- 
plish. 

"But," it will be asked, "does Bishop Partridge fulfill the 
terms of the prophecy that relate to the man falling "by the 
shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft 
of lightning?' " That should not be said without some quali- 
fication; although Edward Partridge died eight years later, 
in the forty-seventh year of his age, a victim of the persecution 
he suffered in Missouri. 

Edward Partridge, in common with the most of the Saints 
in Missouri, as a result of the reproofs and warnings of the 
Prophet and others, was brought toj a partial repentance; still, 
as late as March, 1833, notwithstanding the partial repentance 
referred to, the Lord expressed himself as being "not well 
pleased" with Bishop Partridge and others: 

"Behold I say unto you that your brethren in Zion begin 
to repent, and the angels rejoice over them; nevertheless, I am 
not well pleased with many things, and I am not well pleased 
with my servant William E. McLellin, neither with my servant 
Sidney Gilbert; and the Bishop also (Edward Partridge), and 






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others have many things to repent of; but verily 1 say unto 
you that I, the Lord, will continue with Zion, and plead with 
her strong ones, and chasten her until she overcomes and is 
clean before me." (Doc. and Cov. Sec. 90: 34-37), 

Because of the failure of the Saints in Zion to fully repent 
and keep the commandments of the Lord, the fury of their 
enemies burst upon them, and they were driven from their 
possessions into exile, and their homes were destroyed. I here 
give the Lord's explanation of the troubles that came upon 
the people; it is found in a revelation given under date of 
December 16th, 1833: 

"Verily I say unto you, concerning your brethren who 
have been afflicted, and persecuted, and cast out from the land 
of their inheritance, I, the Lord, have suffered the affliction to 
come upon them, wherewith they have been afflicted, in conse- 
quence of their transgressions; yet I will own them, and they 
shall be mine in that day when I shall. come to make up my 
jewels. Therefore, they must needs be chastened and tried, 
even as Abraham, who was commanded to offer up his only 
son; for all those who will not endure chastening, but deny 
me, cannot be sanctified. Behold, I say unto you, there were 
jarrings and contentions, and envyings, and strifes, and lust- 
ful and covetous desires among them; therefore by these 
things they polluted their inheritances. They were slow to 
hearken unto the voice of the Lord, their God, therefore the 
Lord their God is slow to hearken unto their prayers, to answer 
them in the day of their trouble. In the day of their peace 
they esteemed lightly my counsel; but in the day of their 
trouble, of necessity they feel after me. Verily I say unto you, 
notwithstanding their sins, my bowels are filled with compassion 
towards them; I will not utterly cast them off; and in the day 
of wrath I will remember mercy." (Doc. and Cov. Sec. 101: 
1-9.) 

In the midst of the troublous times in Missouri Edward 
Partridge acted a most noble, and self-sacrificing part, and 
bore many indignities with the greatest patience. He was 
taken to the public square of Independence, partly stripped of 
his clothing and bedaubed with tar and feathers amid the jeers 
of the mob. He neither complained nor murmured at this 
treatment, but bore it well, with meekness and dignity. He was 
one with five others to offer himself as a ransom for the 
Church, "willing to be scourged, or even put to death," if that 



would but satisfy the tormentors of the Saints and stop the 
inhuman cruelties practised towards them by the Missourians. 
He was also active in settling the Saints in upper Missouri in 
1836-8. He shared in all the labors and hardships incident 
to the settlement of a new country, and subsequently passed 
through the trials attendant upon the exodus of the Saints from 
Missouri. Who shall say that his repentance, his sacrifices, 
his sufferings and faithfulness did not procure for him a 
mitigation of the severe judgment decreed against him in the 
revelation contained in the eighty-fifth section of the Doctrine 
and Covenants? At any rate the Lord said, some three years 
later, that He was well pleased with Edward Partridge. The 
word of the Lord came to the Prophet to this effect on the 
7th of November, 1835: 

"Behold I am well pleased with my servant Isaac Morley, 
and my servant Edward Partridge, because of the integrity of 
their hearts in laboring in my vineyard, for the salvation of 
the souls of men. Verily I say unto you, their sins are for- 
given them; therefore say unto them, in my name, that it is 
my will that they should tarry for a little season (in Kirtland) 
and attend the school, and also the solemn assembly, for a wise 
purpose in me. Even so. Amen." (Church Hist. Vol. 1 pp. 
203-3.) 

Certainly in the face of this plain statement of the Lord's 
that the sins of Edward Partridge were forgiven him, we do 
not feel that his sad and early death was the fulfillment of the 
threatened judgment of the revelation. But that he was the 
man so threatened in that revelation there can be no question; 
not only on account of what is here set forth, but also because 
Orson Pratt, one familiar with Edward Partridge, and an active 
participant in all these historical matters, publicly declared 
from the pulpit in Salt Lake City, about the time of the death 
of President Young, that the man referred to in the passage 
of the revelation in question was Bishop Edward Partridge. 
Of the fact of his statement there can be no doubt; and at the 
time he was the Historian of the Church as well as a member 
of the quorum of the Apostles. 

Now, as to the "one mighty and strong," who shall be sent 
of God," to "set in order the house of God, and to arrange by 



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lot the inheritances of the Saints:" Who is he? What position 
will he hold in the Church? In what manner will he come to 
his calling? We draw attention first of all to the fact that this 
whole letter to William W. Phelps, as well as the part after- 
wards accepted as the word of the Lord, related to the affairs 
of the Church in Zion, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. 
And inasmuch as through his repentance and sacrifices and 
suffering Bishop Edward Partridge undoubtedly obtained a 
mitigation of the threatened judgment against him of falling 
"by the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the 
vivid shaft of lightning," so the occasion for sending another 
to fill his station "one mighty and strong to set in order the 
house of God and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the 
Saints" may also be considered as having passed away and 
the whole incident of the prophecy closed. 85: Closed. 

Such examples of the Lord thus dealing with men are 
found in other scriptures than in this revelation. The word 
of the Lord came to the Prophet Isaiah, commanding him to 
carry what was really a death sentence to Hezekiah, king of 
Israel, which sentence, however, was revoked by the Lord when 
the king earnestly prayed that his life might be spared unto 
him. The incident is related in the second book of Kings, as 
follows: 

"In those days was Hezekiah sick unto death. And the 
prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, came to him, and said unto 
him, Thus saith the Lord, Set thine house in order; for thou 
shalt die, and not live. 

"Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the 
Lord, saying, 

"I beseech Thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked 
before Thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done 
that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. 

"And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the 
middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 

"Turn again, and tell Hezekiah, the captain of my people, 
Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard 
thy prayer, I have seen thy tears; behold, I will, heal thee; on 
the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. 

"And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will 
deliver thee and this city out of the hands of the king of 



Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and 
for my servant David's sake." (2 Kings, 20:1-6.) 

Notwithstanding his self-enumeration of virtues in the 
above passage, it is quite evident from the closing verses of the 
chapter that King Hezekiah was a proud, vain, and selfish man; 
yet the Lord loved him for the good that was in him, and 
hearkened to his prayer, and set aside the sentence of death 
decreed against him. 

Other instances of like procedure will doubtless occur to 
the saints as they think upon this subject. If God, in the case 
of Hezekiah and other of His servants, prophets and kings in 
Israel, could thus mitigate or change the decrees against them, 
should it be accounted a strange thing that He forgave Edward 
Partridge his sins and withheld the execution of the judgment 
pronounced against him. 

If, however, there are those who will still insist that the 
prophecy concerning the coming of "one mighty and strong" 
is still to be regarded as relating to the future, let the Latter- 
day Saints know that he will be a future Bishop of the Church 
who will be with the saints in Zion, Jackson County, Missouri, 
when the Lord shall establish them in that land; and he will 
be so blessed with the spirit and power of his calling that he 
will be able to set in order the house of God, pertaining to 
the department of the work under his jurisdiction; and in 
righteousness and justice will "arrange by lot the inheritances 
of the saints." He will hold the same high and exalted station 
that Edward Partridge held; for the latter was called to do just 
this kind of work that is, to set in order the house of God 
as pertaining to settling the saints upon their inheritances, 
as will appear from the following passage: 

"And let my servant Edward Partridge stand in the office 
which I have appointed him, to divide the saints their inheri- 
tance, even as I have commanded; and also those whom he has 
appointed to assist him. - * * Let the Bishop and the agent 
make preparations for those families, which have been com- 
manded to come to this land, as soon as possible, and plant 
them in their inheritance," (Doc. and Cov., Sec. 57: 7 and 15.) 

"For this cause (viz. that the saints might be gathered 
upon the land of Zion) I have sent you hither and have selected 



my servant Edward Partridge and have appointed unto him his 
mission in this land (in Jackson County, Missouri.) * * * 

"And whoso standeth in his mission is appointed to be a 
judge in Israel, like as it was in ancient days, to divide the 
lands of the heritage of God, unto his children." (Doc. and 
Cov., Sec. 58: 14, 17.) 

This future Bishop will also be called and appointed of 
God as Aaron of old, and as Edward Partridge was. He will 
be designated by the inspiration of the Lord, and will be ac- 
cepted and sustained by the whole Church, as the law of God 
provides. His coming will not be the result of a wild, erratic 
movement or the assumption of authority by a self-appointed 
egotist seeking power that he may lord it over the people; God's 
house is one of order, and admits of no such irregular pro- 
cedure. 

Certainly, this prophecy does not allude in any way to any 
President of the Church, past, present, or to come. The revela- 
tion under consideration does not relate to matters that espec- 
ially concern the duties of the President of the Church; but 
to the arranging ''by lot the inheritances of the saints," and 
that is the whole substance of the revelation, a matter dis- 
tinctly placed under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of the 
Church. If it shall be urged that the phrase "to set in order 
the house of God," indicates a larger scope of action than that 
contemplated in settling the Saints upon their inheritances, 
the reasonable and sufficient answer is that the scope of this 
phrase should most certainly be interpreted by the whole sub- 
ject of the revelation, and not the meaning of the revelation by 
this particular phrase. So that the phrase "set in order the 
the house of God" is limited to setting in order the house of 
God by arranging by lot the inheritances of the Saints. 

In conclusion we would say that the Latter-day Saints by 
this time should be so well settled in the conviction that God 
has established His church in the earth for the last time, to 
remain and no more to be thrown down, or destroyed; and that 
God's house is a house or order, of law, of regularity, that 
erratic disturbers of that order, men of restless temperament, 
who through ignorance and egotism become vain babblers, 
yet make great pretensions to prophetic powers and other 



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spiritual graces and gifts, ought not to have any influence 
with them, nor ought the saints to be disturbed in their spirit 
by such characters and their theories. The Church of Christ 
is with the saints. It has committed to it the law of God for 
its own government and perpetuation. It possesses every 
means for the correction of every wrong or abuse or error 
which may from time to time arise, and that without anarchy, 
or even revolution; it can do it by processes of evolution 
by development, by an increase of knowledge, wisdom patience 
and charity. 

The presiding quorums of the Church will always be 
composed of such men, they will be chosen in such manner, 
that the saints can be assured that solid wisdom, righteousness, 
and conscientious adherence to duty will characterize the policy 
of those who are entrusted with the administration of the af- 
fairs of the Church. While from time to time, as the work 
of the Lord may have need of their services, men of exceptional 
talents, and abilities will develop among the people of God, 
and, without disorder, or eruption, or excitement they will be 
called of the Lord through the appointed agencies of the Priest- 
hood and Church authority, to positions that will afford them 
opportunity for service. They will be accepted by the saints 
in the regular order, appointed by the law of the Church, 
just as Edward Partridge was called and accepted; and just 
as the "one mighty and strong" will be called and accepted 
when the times comes for his services. 

JOSEPH F. SMITH, 
JOHN R. WINDER, 
ANTHON H. LUND, 

First Presidency. 



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"THE ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG" 

as "THUS SAITH THE LORD" 
Taken from Holy Writ, etc. By John T. Clark. 

Having just read the article, "ONE MIGHTY AND 
STRONG," from the viewpoint of the Church authorities, I am 
like the man who, after eating all that was set before him, 
still had a very raveneous and unsatisfied appetite. I am very 
hungry and my appetite is not at all appeased and I imagine 
a great many people are in the same fix. In order to fully 
satisfy my hunger on this subject, I want some food, "THUS 
SAITH THE LORD," instead of the opinions of men. There- 
fore all who desire may join me and we will proceed to feast 
upon "THUS SAITH THE LORD." 

In examining and answering the article, "The One Mighty 
and Strong," promulgated by the Presidency of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and published in the 
Deseret News of November llth, 1905, at Salt Lake City, 
Utah, and also in the Improvement Era, Vol. XII, October, 
1907, apparent redundency may seem quite obvious to the 
sagacious mind, but in elucidating upon so important a ques- 
tion I deem it very necessary that a thorough analytical and 
synthetical deduction be gone into and that the covering up, 
and healing application (so to speak) and made of holy 
writ, be made larger than the apparent wound and resultant 
scar; This Church article (made by the opinion of men or 
precepts of men, II Nephi 27:25; Mor. 8:35,) has created and 
left in the minds of those who are "not weaned from the milk 
and drawn from the breasts," (Isaiah 28:9,) and also that its 
scarred and discrepant features (whether purposely intended 
or ignorantly thrust upon the people) be entirely eradicated 
and obscured, and forever hid from view of all truth loving 
people; also that its very disastrous effect in the minds of 
many who have or may read it, may be absolutely obliterated, 
and that a perfect healing and cured effect may obtain, that 
all may see the sandy foundation upon which the said Church 
article is predicated, that perhaps the truth seeker will be will- 
ing to accept "Thus saith the Lord," taken from Holy Writ, 
upon so important a subject. 



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THE 85th SECTION OF DOCTRINE AND 
COVENANTS ANALYZED. 

The "ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG" is spoken of in the 
85th Section of Doctrine and Covenants. The 7th and 8th 
verses of this Revelation read as follows: 

"And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God will send 
"One Mighty and Strong," holding the sceptre of power in his 
hand, clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall utter 
words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain of 
truth, to set in order the house of God, and to arrange by lot 
the inheritances of the Saints, whose names are found, and the 
names of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in the 
book of the law of God: 

"While that man, who was called of God and appointed, 
that putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God, shall fall 
by the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid 
shaft of lightning." 

In the seventh paragraph we have two separate and dis- 
tinct works spoken of, viz.: The setting of the House of God 
in order as one and the first work, and the arranging by lot the 
inheritances of the Saints in the center Stake of Zion or 
Mount Zion, the New Jerusalem (Doc. & Cov. 84:2) as the 
other, and complementary work. Both of these events are to 
be accomplished by the self-same individual. The scriptures 
plainly tell us these works are separate and distinct from each 
other, and that the arranging by lot the inheritances of the 
Saints in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, is abso- 
lutely supplementary and dependent upon the House of God 
(or Church) (Col. 4:15, I Tim. 3:15); being set in order ac- 
cording to the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, (Doc. & Cov. 
105:1-6;) which laws, are consecration, United Order, and 
plurality of wives, etc. (Isaiah 4:11 Nephi 14:) These laws must 
be lived in order to possess the promised land. For the Lord 
says: "My law shall be kept upon that land" Doc. & Cov. 58: 
19. The Lord's request to Seymour B. Young as spoken of in 
a revelation to Prest. John Taylor in 1882, was to conform 
to His law, which was polygamy. The Doctrine and Covenants 



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also plainly shows this is God's law. Doc. & Cov. 132:31-34 also 
Isaiah 4: and II Nephi Chap. 14 shows plurality of wives one of 
God's laws that will be practiced after Zion's redemption in the 
land of the New Jerusalem, and that the pure in heart are the 
only ones that will possess the New Jerusalem when Zion is 
redeemed (Doc. & Cov. 100:16, 101:17-21, 56:18). Some people 
may ask why the Saints were driven out of that promised land: 
For the answer see Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6, 29, 34; 101:1, 2; 
104:1-9; and on what conditions will they be privileged to re- 
turn and possess that promised heritage, see Doc. & Cov. 
105:1-6, 29, 34; 85:3; 100:16; 101:17-21; 119:51; 41:4-11; 
42:30-39, 71-73; 58:17, 18. 

The place of the New Jerusalem in Independence, Jackson 
County, Missouri is the only place appointed, or that will be 
appointed for the gathering of the Saints before the second 
coming of Jesus Christ, Doc. & Cov. 101:20; 49:22-26; and 
before Christ's second coming the Lamanites are to "blossom 
as the rose," Doc. & Cov. 49:24, and be the principle builders 
of the New Jerusalem, III. Nephi 20:14-22; 21:23. Which city 
and temple must be built before the Saviour's second coming, 
III Nephi 21:23-25; Doc. & Cov. 42:36; 101:6-21; 49:24, 
25; 84:2-5, and in the time of the generation living in 1832, 
for the Lord says, "for verily this generation shall not all 
pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and a 
cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the glory 
of the Lord, which shall fill the house." Doc. & Cov. 84:5; II. 
Nephi 14: Isaiah 4: This can only be accomplished subsequently 
to the making bare of the arm of the Lord, III Nephi 20:35-37; 
Doc. & Cov. 105:34, when the captive daughter of Zion looses 
herself from the bands of her neck, which the 10th paragraph 
of the 113th section of the Doctrine and Covenants says, "is the 
scattered and cursed remnants among the Gentiles," The 
10th verse of the 90th section of the Doctrine and Covenants 
shows the making bare of the Lord's arm to be in. the future, 
and is for the purpose of convincing the Jews, the heathen 
nations and the house of Joseph of the gospel of their salvation. 
Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11. The Angel in speaking to Nephi said the 
last books and the last records were to come forth for the 



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express purpose of convincing the Jews, the gentiles and the 
Lamaniics, that former records were true, I Nephi 13:39-41; 
II Nephi 3:11. The Indian Prophet is to bring about much 
restoration unto the house of Israel and unto the Lamanites, 
etc., which is a future event, so he must be the one to bring 
forth the last records, etc., which is still future from June, 
1922, II Nephi 3:11, 24. Christ's explanation to the Nephites 
concerning this matter is, that He will make bare His arm 
in the coming forth of the last and all records, which is future, 
as is the making bare of his holy arm, also in the future 
(See III Nephi 20:21, particularly the 35th verse of the 20th 
Chapter and verses 9-11 of the 21st Chapter.) The scrip- 
tures show this great change will transpire when God raises 
up the man like unto Moses. Doc. & Cov. 103: 11-18 and per- 
forms the mission and calling as spoken of in the 85th section of 
the Doc. & Cov. which will certainly be a strange act, Doc. 
& Cov. 101:29-95; 95:1-4; Isaiah 28:21, which is future. 



REDEMPTION OF ZION. 

Joseph Smith prayed that if the people of this land did 
not cease to spoil and persecute the Saints, and interfere with 
their religious rights in living the Gospel as revealed from 
heaven: (which they have not done as yet, for laws enacted to 
prohibit the Church from living the law as spoken of in the 
132nd Section Doc. & Cov. is still unrepealed) "Make bare 
Thine arm O Lord and redeem that which thou didst appoint, 
a Zion unto thy people Doc. & Cov. 109:51, 52:101:20, 21. The 
Lord is to raise up one like unto Moses to redeem Zion, (this 
will conform to the request of Joseph's prayer) and lead her 
back to the place appointed, Doc. & Cov. 101:20, 21, which will 
be at the time the Lord sees fit to make bare his arm, (to 
also conform to the request of Joseph's prayer.) In the coming 
forth of records as Jesus explained to the Nephites, III Nephi 
20:29-40; 21:8-12; and as Alma says, in which the Lord would 
show forth His power, Alma 37:4, 14, 18, 19, (sceptre of 
power). This modern Moses must hold a sceptre of power to 



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be like unto Moses of old and do the kind of mission as 
described in the seventh verse of the 85th Section of the Doc. 
& Cov. (see Doc. & Cov. 90:16; 107:91-93.) 



A PRESIDENT TO FALL BY THE SHAFT OF DEATH. 

The 8th paragraph of the 85th section of the Doctrine 
and Covenants reads thus: "While that man who was called 
of God and appointed, that putteth forth his hand to steady 
the Ark of God shall fall by the shaft of death like as a tree 
that is smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning." (Prov. 28:10; 
Mormon 8:21; Psalms 75:6, 7; Doc. & Cov. 3:4; 58:20; 90:5; 
II Nephi 13:12-15; 19:14-16; Mormon 8:38-41; II Nephi 28:14; 
I Nephi 4:13.) This revelation was given through Joseph Smith, 
Jr. November 27, 1832, at Kirtland, Ohio; and by a great many 
people, because of this particular 8th verse, it has been depre- 
cated and many interpretations placed upon it, in order to stop 
its deadly aim at the one for whom it is intended, who "putteth 
forth his hand to steady the ark of God." Some people have said 
it ought not to be in the Doctrine and Covenants and attempts 
are made to explain away its very important purport and 
meaning. The Church article of 1905 makes the statement 
"And inasmuch as through his repentance and sacrifices and 
suffering Bishop Edward Partridge undoubtedly obtained a 
mitigation of the threatened judgment against him of falling 
"by the shaft of death like as a tree that is smitten by the 
vivid shaft of lightning," so that the occasion for sending an- 
other to fill his station 'one mighty and strong to set in order 
the house of God and to arrange by lot the inheritance of the 
Saints' may also be considered as having passed away and the 
whole incident of the prophecy closed." Now why is this done? 
Because it indicates the removal of a President of the Church 
in a very strange manner, (strange act, Doc. & Cov. 95:3-5; 
101:91-96; Isaiah 28:21.) This strange way in dealing with a 
President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 
is not a savory dish to be altogether relished by individuals 
of high authority in the Church. The feelings of the authorities 



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regarding this matter seem in a measure to be similar as they 
were in the days of the Savior, "O Lord, if thou wilt let this 
cup pass," but now as then; because the crucifixion of a 
Savior was necessary for man's salvation, even so the falling 
of a President in a strange way is also necessary in order to 
fulfill scripture and carry out the plan of redemption that was 
laid in the heavens for the salvation of the children of men 
in our day and time. Alma 42:26. But in the tenth verse of this 
said revelation Joseph Smith, the Prophet says, "these things I 
say not of myself therefore as the Lord speaketh He will also 
fulfill." God says "woe unto they who wrest or change the mean- 
ing of the scriptures for it shall be to their own destruction," 
Alma 13:20 Heleman 3:29, 30; II Nephi 31:20; 33:2; 32:7; I 
Nephi 16:1-3; Alma 17:2, 3; 34:7; Heleman 13:25-30; Doc. & 
Cov. 58:20. "Wo unto all those who tremble and are angry 
because of the truth of God for behold he that is built upon 
the rock receiveth it with gladness and he that is built upon 
a sandy foundation trembleth lest he shall fall," II Nephi 
28:28, 29; Alma 13:20; Doc. & Cov. 85:8, "Wo unto those who 
say we have enough and need no more of the word of God and 
say 'all is well in Zion, yea Zion prospers all is well/ II Nephi 
28:24-32. It is not strange to think the Lord is going to send 
one "Mighty and Strong" holding the sceptre of power in his 
hand, clothed with light for a covering, etc. to set in order the 
House of God, I Tim. 3:15, and to arrange by lot the inheri- 
tances of the Saints in Independence, Jackson County. Mis- 
souri; but it certainly does seem strange to a great many 
people, judging from the way they talk and act, to think that 
a President is going to fall as is described in the eighth para- 
graph of the 85th section of the Doctrine and Covenants, in 
order to make room for this "Mighty and Strong" one's coming. 
So strange is this act that many of the leading men of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say it is not going 
to happen, and that there will be no strange act, and they say 
the Lord will not dishonor his priesthood in any such a way; 
but the Lord says in the revelation to President Taylor in 1882 
"for my priests whom I have called and whom I have sustained 
and honored shall honor me and obey my laws of my holy 



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Priesthood, (Polygamy is one law that is specifically referred 
to in President Taylor's revelation to be sustained and con- 
tinued and obeyed) "or they shall not be considered worthy to 
hold my priesthood, saith the Lord." In open violation of the 
request to continue polygamy the Manifesto was issued and 
sustained by the Church as a pretended revelation or estoppel 
of polygamy, and is branded as a sort of revelation by the 
authorities of the Church today, but Isaiah says it is a "covenant 
with death and agreement with hell, a refuge of lies and a 
hiding place; and that God in His wrath will rise up, and per- 
form His strange act," Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 8; Isaiah 28:21 ; Doc. & 
Cov. 101:95; 95:4; "and your covenant with death shall be dis- 
annulled and your agreement with hell shall not stand." And 
the Lord through this mighty and strong servant, (Isaiah 28:2, 
17) will sweep away this refuge of lies (manifesto) and this 
"Mighty and Strong One" is to redeem Zion by a mighty power 
Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; therefore in justice to what has been 
done by the Latter-day Saint Church, people can look for the 
Lord in his wrath to perform his strange act, one part of which 
is, as the Lord says, "while that man who was called of God and 
appointed, that putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of 
God," (in sustaining and calling the manifesto a revelation 
and in sustaining this Church article of 1905, published to the 
world that the "mighty and strong one" is to be a Bishop and 
that there is no strange act and setting of the Church in order 
necessary, and casting out polygamists and men with the gift 
of healing from the Church and fighting and opposing the 
coming forth of the last records etc., and because of these 
steadying of the ark acts,) some President shall fall by the 
shaft of death like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft 
of lightning. 

The fulfillment of this particular portion of this said 
revelation is reasonable and absolutely necessary as a comple- 
ment to the meaning of the general content set forth in the 
revelation, for without this particular feature (8th verse) the 
sense of the whole revelation as it was intended to be conveyed 
would be incomplete and destroyed, (or wrested) : For when 
God sees fit to send this one "Mighty and Strong" modern 



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Moses, who is to be a President, Doc. & Cov. 107:91-93 to set his 
House in order, Col. 4:15; I Tim. 3:15, and establish the Saints 
in their inheritances in Zion, the New Jerusalem, some disposi- 
tion must be made of the one who will be taking charge of the 
affairs of the Church of God on earth, and it will not be a 
Bishop who will be taking charge of the affairs of the Church, 
for no Bishop can preside as long as some one holding the 
Melchisedek Priesthood is on the earth. And at the time when 
God sees fit to raise up this one like unto Moses, who is to be 
a President of the High Priesthood, (Doc. & Cov. 107:91-93,) 
who will hold the sceptre of power in his hand to do this great 
and mightly work for the redemption of Zion. The disposition 
God has prescribed seems to be in very plain language, and 
ought not to be mis-understood by any one "he shall fall by 
the shaft of death like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid 
shaft of lightning." Why this strange and sudden death? 
God answers; because he putteth forth his hand to steady the 
ark of God. It is very plain that in some way or other the 
President of the Church will be doing something, as God'? 
called and appointed servant, that will displease the Lord to 
such an extent as to merit such a sudden, strange death. It 
certainly will be a strange act for a President and leader of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sains to be removed in 
such a strange and sudden manner. But Joseph Smith says 
about this strange death, "the Lord speaketh and he will also 
fulfill,"," Doc. & Cov. 85:10. And the Lord says, "search 
these commandments for they are true and faithful and the 
prophecies and promises which are in them shall all be fulfilled. 
What I have spoken I have spoken and I excuse not myself, 
etc., Doc. & Cov. 1 :37, 38. And again the Lord says, "And 
though the heavens and earth pass away my word shall not pass 
away but shall all be fulfilled." According to these statements 
of the Lord, we are absolutely assured of the fulfillment of this 
strange and sudden death of this prominent man, so it is im- 
material as to how we appreciate it. Nephi says, "it is better 
that one man should perish, than that a nation should dwindle 
and perish in unbelief," I Nephi 4:13. Isaiah says, "The Lord 



wiii be wroth and rise up and perform His strange act," Isaiah 
28:21. 



THE PRESIDENT WHO IS TO FALL IS TERMED 
DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND. 

The Lord also says, "Who is blind but my servant? or 
deaf, as my messenger that I sent? Who is blind as he that 
is perfect, and blind as the Lord's servant," Isaiah 42:19, 31, 24; 
50:1, 2; Mica 4:9; Doc. & Cov. 133:67-74; Mormon 8:38. Isaiah 
says "The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients" 
(ancients is the head, II Nephi 19:15) of his people, and the 
princes thereof, for ye have eaten up the vineyard and the 
spoil of the poor in your houses" II Nephi 13:14. United Order 
and consecration are abandoned today, making inequality, rich 
and poor, mansions and hovels, class distinction and favoritism 
in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, out of which 
this Church must be redeemed and set in order, to be agree- 
able to the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, which is equality, 
all things common, no rich, no poor, no high, no low and no 
class distinction. Every man seeking the interest of his neigh- 
bor in order to be acceptable unto God in the Celestial King- 
dom, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-7, 34. Isaiah also says, "The ancient, 
he's the head and the Prophet that teacheth lies he's the tail." 
II Nephi 19:14-16. The authorities say there is not going to be 
any strange act, but the Lord says there is going to be a 
strange act, therefore will the Lord cut off from Israel "head 
and tail, branch and rush in one day, for the leaders of this 
people cause them to err, and they that are lead of them are 
destroyed" II Nephi 19:14-16; Mica 4: Therefore according to 
this scripture by Isaiah the Prophet, which is translated from 
the plates by the Prophet Joseph Smith and which we find 
recorded in the Book of Mormon and written in a language in 
which no man can err, (II Nephi 25:7, 8,) a President will be 
removed by a sudden and strange death, for he is the head. 
These quotations from Isaiah, taken from the Brass Plates, Nephi 
deemed necessary to be handed down to our days, even the last 



-2S-< 

} ''for in that day shall they understand them, wherefore fof 
our good were they written." II Nephi 25-7, 8; 11 :8; 12:2. Inas- 
much as the strange act spoken of is a future happening, (Doc. 
& Cov. 95:1-4, 101 :85-95, Isaiah 28:21), the index finger of appli- 
cation of the scriptures just quoted points very forcibly to the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today, bcause we 
are not yet redeemed from inequality, class distinction and re- 
stored to the living of the law of the Celestial Kingdom in order 
to be entitled to an inheritance and be established in Mount 
Zion, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-7, 34. Now because the Proph- 
et Joseph Smith saw fit to enclose this revelation as is 
recorded in the 85th section of the Doctrine and Covenants in 
a letter written to W. W. Phelps, attempts are made to limit its 
meaning and mission to Bishop Edward Partridge of the days 
of the Prophet Joseph Smith, some seventy years ago. And 
also to go so far as to say that the 85th section of the Doctrine 
and Covenants is obsolete and fulfilled. 



WHY A PRESIDENT IS TO FALL. 

The Lord says, "woe unto those who wrest (or change) 
the meaning of the scripture, for it shall be unto their destruc- 
tion "wo unto them that decree unrighteous decrees," (II 
Nephi 20:1,) and judge not according to the law of God, II 
Nephi 18:20. This has been done by the authorities of this 
Church within the last few years and still remains unrectified. 
Wo unto them who make lies their refuge and under false- 
hood hide themselves for God in his wrath will sweep away 
their covering and put them to shame, Isaiah 66:4-6; 28: Wo 
unto the leaders of my people who spoil the poor and cause 
my Church to err, for I will cut them off, head and tail, branch 
and rush in one day, II Nephi 13:19: Wo unto them that write 
compacts and call them revelations for he who doeth this shall 
die, Deut. 18:20. Inasmuch as the Manifesto is published as a 
revelation, death is the penalty unless God is the author of it, 
and the scriptures and history show he is not the author of it. 
Inasmuch as the article entitled the "One Mighty and Strong" 



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in the Deseret News of November 11, 1905, by President Joseph 
F. Smith at that time, and his counsellors, (wherein the effort 
is made to limit this mighty work of setting the House of God 
in order, etc., to a Bishop's capacity and that the one to fall 
was a Bishop) is not scriptural nor the will and intention of 
Almighty God, it is an imposition upon the people and a wrest- 
ing of the scriptures, and an assumption on the part of those 
who have advocated it and given the Church and all people to 
understand that said article is to be taken as authoritative. 
The scriptures prove conclusively that it is a President's mis- 
sion and not a Bishop's. Doc. & Cov. 90:16; 107:33. Then the 
responsibility of this article rests upon those who have attached 
their names unto it, and all they who may sustain and advocate 
it; and they become subject to the following scriptures, Deut. 
18:20; 13:5; Jer. 14:15; Zech. 13:3; Doc. & Cov. 85:8; I Nephi 
4:13, which is capital punishment. Thus we see it is not a diffi- 
cult thing to understand why the President of the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is to fall in the sudden and 
strange manner spoken of (Doc. & Cov. 85:) for putting forth 
his hand to steady the ark of God. The letter to W. W. Phelps 
reads as follows, (taken from the Deseret News of date Nov- 
ember 11, 1905.> 



JOSEPH SMITH THE PROPHET'S LETTER 
TO W. W. PHELPS. 

Kirtland, November 27, 1832. 
Brother William W. Phelps: 

I say, Brother, because I feel so from the heart, and al- 
though it is not long since I wrote a letter unto you, yet I feel 
as though you would excuse me for writing this as I have many 
things which I wish to communicate. Some things which I 
will mention in this letter, which are lying with great weight 
on my mind. I am well and my family also; God grant that 
you may enjoy the same and yours, and all the brethren and 
sisters who remember to inquire after the commandments of 
the Lord, and the welfare of Zion, and such a being as myself; 
and while I dictate this letter, I fancy to myself that you are 
saying or thinking something similar to these words my God, 



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great and mighty art thou, therefore show unto thy servant 
what shall become of all those who are essaying to come up 
unto Zion in order to keep the commandments of God and yet 
receive not their inheritance by consecration, by order or deed 
from the Bishop, the man that God has appointed in a legal 
way, agreeably to the laws given to organize and regulate the 
Church and all the affairs of the same (here the law instead 
of the Bishop is spoken of as being given, according to which 
all the affairs of the Church are to be regulated and organized, 
Doc. & Cov. 58:18 under the direction of the Presidency, Doc. 
& Cov. 90:12-16; 107:33.) Brother William in the Love of 
God, having the most implicit confidence in you as a man of 
God, having obtained this confidence by a vision from heaven, 
therefore I will proceed to unfold to you some of the feelings 
of my heart, and to answer the question (here begins the reve- 
lation Doc. & Cov. 85th Section), as follows: 

1. It is the duty of the Lord's clerk, whom he has ap- 
pointed, to keep a history, and a General Church Record of all 
things that transpire in Zion, and of all those who consecrate 
properties, and receive inheritances legally from the Bishop; 

2. And also their manner of life, their faith, and works; 
and also of all the apostates who have apostatized after receiv- 
ing their inheritances. It is contrary to the will and command- 
ment of God that those who receive not their inheritance by 
consecration, agreably to His law, which He has given, that 
he may tithe his people to prepare them against the day of 
vengeance and burning, should have their names enrolled with 
the people of God; neither is their genealogy to be kept, or to 
be had where it may be found on any of the records or history 
of the Church; their names shall not be found, neither the 
names of the fathers, nor the names of the children written in 
the book of the law of God, saith the Lord of hosts. Yea, thus 
saith the still small voice, which whispereth through and pier- 
ceth all things, and often times it maketh my bones to quake, 
while it maketh manifest, saying: and it shall come to pass 
that I, the Lord God, will send one might and strong, holding 
the sceptre of power in his hand, clothed with light for a cover- 
ing, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while his 
bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of 
God; and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the Saints, 
whose names are found, and the names of their fathers, and of 
their children, enrolled in the book of the law of God: while 
that man, who was called of God and appointed, that putteth 
forth his hand to steady the ark of Qod, shall fall by the shaft 
of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of 
lightning; and all they who are not found written in the book 



of remembrance, shall find none inheritance in that day, but 
they shall be cut asunder, and their portion shall be appointed 
them among unbelievers, where are wailing and gnashing of 
teeth. These things I say not of myself; therefore, as the Lord 
speaketh, He will also fulfill. And they who are of the High 
Priesthood, whose names are not found written in the book 
of the law, or that are found to have apostatized, or to have 
been cut off from the Church; as well as the Lesser Priesthood, 
or the members, in that day, shall not find an inheritance 
among the Saints of the Most High; therefore it shall be done 
unto them as unto the children of the Priest, as will be found 
recorded in the second chapter and 61st and 62nd verses of 
Ezra. 



THE FULFILLMENT OF THE 85th SECTION OF THE 
DOC. & COV. TO BE IN THE LAST DAYS. 

Now Brother William, if what I have said is true, how 
careful men ought to be what they do in the last days (ninety 
years have elapsed since this letter was written by Joseph 
Smith the Prophet, and this strange act spoken of in this reve- 
lation of one falling by the shaft of death has, as yet, not hap- 
pened and we are not yet returned to the center stake of Zion. 
This strange act was to happen just prior to the return, so 
the "last days" referred to when this strange act was to happen, 
is still in the future) lest they are cut short of their inheri- 
tances or expectations, and they that think they stand should 
fall, Doc. & Cov. 124:48. (Not only the possibility of a pres- 
ident falling but all they who should be cut off) because they 
keep not the Lord's commandments, whilst you, who do the 
will of the lord, and keep His commandments, have need to 
rejoice with unspeakable joy, for such shall be exalted very 
high, and shall be lifted up in triumph above all the Kingdoms 
of the world; but I must stop this subject at the beginning 
(of it). O Lord, when will the time come when Brother William, 
thy servant, and myself, shall behold the day that we may stand 
together and gaze upon eternal wisdom engraved upon the 
heavens, while the majesty of our God holdeth up the dark 
curtain until we may read the round of eternity, to the fullness 
and satisfaction of our immortal souls? O Lord, God deliver 
us in due time from the little narrow prison, almost, as it were, 
total darkness of paper, pen and ink and a crooked, broken, 
scattered and imperfect language. I have obtained ten sub- 



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scribers for the Star. Love for all the brethren, yours in 
bonds, Amen. 

JOSEPH SMITH, JR." 
History of Church, Vol. 1, Page 227-9. 
THE LAW AND NOT THE BISHOP GIVEN TO ORGANIZE 

AND REGULATE THE AFFAIRS OF THE CHURCH. 

Remember and bear in mind that Joseph the Prophet 
speaks of the law and not the Bishop as being given to organ- 
ize and regulate the Church and all the affairs of the same, and 
refers to the last days when men might be cut off, by the 
"Mighty and Strone One" that is to come, holding the sceptre 
of power in his hands; he is the one who is to attend to the 
cutting off in the last days, and to occupy the place of the 
one who is to fall by the shaft of death, etc. According to the 
law, the Bishop who divides inheritances must be called and 
set apart for his mission to act under the supervision of a 
President, which President must hold the sceptre of power in 
his hands in order that it be done as in ancient days, (Doc. & 
Cov. 85:12; 58:14-18; Num. 27:13-23; 34;13, 16-29; Joshua 
1 1 :23.) or else the mission and calling of a President would 
be inferior to that of a Bishop. Now because of this revela- 
tion being enclosed in this letter to W. W. Phelps attempts 
are made to limit its purport and meaning to the mission and 
calling of Bishop Edward Partridge, but Joseph Smith, the 
Prophet refers to the last days. 



WHEN AND WHERE "MIGHTY AND STRONG ONE" TO 

BE RAISED UP. 

And again, by taking into consideration that the people 
or Saints, were to be driven out of the land of Jackson 
County, Missouri, and be chastened and persecuted, and 
pass through much tribulation, until they learn obedience 
to the law of the Celestial Kingdom, (Doc. & Cov. 
105:1-7,) if it must needs be by the things which they suf- 
fer, and were to come to the mountains in fulfillment of pro- 
phecy, Isaiah 2:1-3; II Nephi 12:1-3; Isaiah 40; 9; Mica 4:1-3. 



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And that the Church was to come to the mountains and, after 
that, the "Mighty and Strong" man was to be raised up to 
redeem Zion; while a President was to fall, etc. This man like 
unto Moses (a President) Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 107:8, 18, 
33, 64-67, 68, 90-93, 90:12-16; is to be raised up unto Zion 
before she returns to her inheritance in Mount Zion, the New 
Jerusalem, Doc. & Cov. 49:24, 25; 103:15-18; Isaiah 51:11; 
Psalms 107:1-7; Mica 4:1-13. 



THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF BISHOP EDWARD PARTRIDGE 

OR ANY BISHOP BEING THE ONE "MIGHTY AND 

STRONG" OR THE ONE WHO IS TO FALL AS 

SPOKEN OF IN THE 85th SECTION OF 

DOCTRINE & COVENANTS. 

Now as the Church is still in the tops of the 
mountains and Bishop Edward Partridge is long since de- 
ceased, and died a natural death; and the dividing by lot the 
inheritances in the land of the New Jerusalem, is yet a future 
happening, therefore it is not Bishop Partridge's mission, to 
officiate in this work at all, either to put forth his hand to 
steady the ark and fall, or be forgiven for his attempt to steady 
the ark, or to divide inheritances in the New Jerusalem, after 
Zion is returned to Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, 
for that is certainly in the future. But it is the mission and 
calling of a President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints to fall, etc., yet in the future; and also the mission 
and calling of the one like unto Moses, (a President) holding 
the sceptre of power in his hand, etc., as the 85th section of the 
Doctrine and Covenants says. This mighty servant of the Lord, 
is to be raised up to take the place of the President who falls. 
This "Mighty and Strong" one, is to redeem Zion, lead her back 
to Mount Zion, and there establish her in her inheritance, 
through a modern Joshua, a Presiding Bishop yet to 
be chosen, an agent, Joshua 1:1; Num. 11:28; Doc. & Cov. 
51:1, 2; in order to be as in ancient days; Doc. & Cov. 58:17. 



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Now if they who are maintaining that the whole meaning and 
application of the 85th section of the Doctrine and Covenants 
is closed and fulfilled, and is to be taken as obsolete, or the 
possibility that any bishop, or that Bishop Partridge was the 
man referred to in the 85th Section of the Doctrine and Cove- 
nants, who was to fall or be the "One Mighty and Strong," 
would just think for one moment, and compare the mission 
Bishop Edward Partridge did and what a Bishop's mission is, 
with what the scriptures say is to be done, pertaining to Zion's 
redemption, they would see the impossibility of a Bishop being 
the one "Mighty and Strong," or the one that is to put forth his 
hand to steady the ark, and fall, for in the days of Edward 
Partridge, and during his ministry as a Presiding Bishop to 
divide inheritance, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints was driven from the promised land of inheritance, the 
only place appointed or that will be appointed, for the gather- 
ing of the saints or all people wo will keep all of the celestial 
law of God. For that class only will be privileged to return 
back to the land of Zion and assist the Lamanites in 
building that great city and temple, before the second coming 
of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6, 34; 
III Nephi 21:22-27; Doc. & Cov. 78:4-8; 49:22-26; 101:20; 103: 
11-8. The return of the saints to the land of the New Jeru- 
salem, and the building up of the same is certainly in the 
future, and the establishing of the worthy saints in their in- 
heritances, in that promised land, is also in the future, so it 
cannot be Edward Partridge's mission to even establish the 
Saints in their inheritances after Zion's redemption which 
is also future, let alone redeem Zion, unless he be raised up 
(resurrected) to attend to the arrainging by lot the inheri- 
tances, as the "Mighty and Strong" (Moses) President will 
direct, Doc. & Cov. 58:17. The absurdity of Bishop Edward 
Partridge being the one "Mighty and Strong," to redeem Zion 
or the one that might fall, by putting forth his hand to 
steady the ark of God, to fulfill the 8th verse of the 85th 
section of the Doctrine and Covenants is as apparent as the 
fact that Zion is not yet redeemed, and returned to Indepen- 
dence, Jackson County, Missouri, for a President is to fall at, 



or just prior to the time the Lord sends the "Mighty and 
Strong" Moses (President) who is to take the fallen President's 
place. At the time of the redemption of Zion in the future by 
this "Mighty and Strong" man, like unto Moses, some are to 
be cut off, and find none inheritance. Joseph referred to the 
cutting off in the last days, in his letter to W. W. Phelps, 
because they will not be willing to abide the law of the Celestial 
Kingdom, etc., Doc. & Cov. 103:85:9; 51:1-20; 105:1-6. It is 
proof positive, according to the foregoing scripture that Bishop 
Edward Partridge was not the man referred to as "Mighty 
and Strong," in the seventh verse of the 85th section of the 
Doctrine and Covenants, nor the one who was to fall, if the 
words God caused to be written concerning Zion's redemption 
and return to her inheritance in Independence, Jackson County, 
Missouri are to be considered and respected at all. The divid- 
ing by lot the inheritances of the Saints in that promised land 
could not be accomplished until after the Saints were expelled 
from there, which expelling was done in the days of Bishop 
Edward Partridge, and they cannot return until after being 
redeemed by this modern Moses (a President) (Doc. & Cov. 
107:91-93) in the mountains, Micah 4:1-8; Isaiah 51:11; Doc. 
& Cov. 49:24, 25; 103:11-18, which is future. Then after the 
setting of the House of God in order, agreeable to the laws of 
the Celestial Kingdom, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6, 34, Zion is to re- 
turn to the promised land from whence she was driven, and the 
arranging by lot the inheritances of the Saints, who will abide 
the United Order of the Celestial Kingdom of God on the 
earth, is then to take place, and also the cutting off of all from 
inheritance who will not abide the requirements of the Celestial 
law, Doc. & Cov. 51:2; 105:1-6; 1:14. These are future events 
to transpire in this Church (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 105:34) 
before the Saints will be established in the New Jerusalem in 
the last days just before Chirst's second coming. Joseph the 
Prophet specifically referred to the last days in his letter to 
Brother W. W. Phelps. 



POWER AND AUTHORITY OF THE 
MELCHISEDEK PRIESTHOOD. 

Bishop Edward Partridge was only an agent under the 
supervision of President Joseph Smith, Jr., and the twelve 
Apostles, Doc. & Cov. 90:12-16; 51:8, 12; 107:64, 91, 92, 33; 
82:11, 12, and why was he, Edward Partridge, only an agent? 
Because the Melchisedek Priesthood is the greatest of all 
and holdeth all the keys always pertaining to the Church, Doc. 
& Cov. 81:2; 84:19-27; 107:64, 65; and a Bishop's mission and 
calling is not equal unto the Presidents,' therefore it is supple- 
mentary to the Presidents' powers, therefore a Bishop cannot 
hold the sceptre of power, (Doc. & Cov. 107:64-68; 90:16; 107: 
'33) in his hand to set in order the house of God, for that is a 
President's duty. We see a Bishop's mission and calling is 
not equal to that of a President, but he is to administer tem- 
poral affairs only and be an agent under the jurisdiction 
of the Presidency, Doc. & Cov. 57:7. As Joshua was to Moses, 
Joshua 1:1; Num, 11:28; Doc. & Cov. 58:17. A President is 
like unto Moses, a Prophet, Seer and Revelator, having all the 
gifts of God which he bestows on the head of the Church and 
as the sceptre of power is a gift of God, he must hold it in 
his hand, Doc. & Cov.. 107:91-93. 



WITH WHOM GOD SPEAKS FACE TO FACE 

Here we find out Moses was a President of the High 
Priesthood and the most prominent man of ancient Israel, and 
the one with whom God spoke face to face. Then the one 
God is going to raise up like unto him must be a President 
also and with him God will speak face to face. Zion then, is 
to be redeemed by a President and not a Bishop. One of the 
duties of a President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints is to set in order all of the affairs of this Church and 
Kingdom and this is what the one is to do, that the seventh 
verse of the 85th section of the Doctrine and Covenants speaks 



of; so he will have to be a President also, Doc. & Cov. 50:26, 
27; 90:16; 81:2; 107:33, and be like unto Moses of old. Doc. 
& Cov. 107:91-93. 



FROM WHENCE AND TO WHOM 
THE SCEPTRE OF POWER 

The Lord says in a revelation to Joseph Smith Jun., "unto 
whom I have given the keys of the Kingdom, which belongs 
always unto the Presidency of the High Priesthood" Doc. & 
Cov. 81:1, 2. The Prophet Joseph Smith, Jun. said that John 
the Baptist wrested the keys, the Kingdom, the power, and the 
glory from the Jews by the holy annointing and decree of heav- 
en. Historical Record, Vol. 7, Chap. 17; Doc. & Cov. 84:28, 
and the sceptre, (keys of the kingdom and law giver rights) 
passed into the hands of Jesus Christ, Mat. 28:18; Num. 24:17; 
Luke 3:31-33, Rev. 3:7; Isaiah 22:20-23, Jesus said unto them 
(the Jews), did you never read in the scriptures, the stone 
which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the 
corner: this is the Lord's doing and it is marvelous in our 
eyes, therefore say I unto you, the Kingdom of God shall be 
taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruit 
thereof, Matt. 21:42, 43. The sceptre shall not depart from 
Judah nor a law giver from between his feet, until Shiloh 
come and unto him (Jesus Christ) shall the gathering of the 
people be, Gen. 49:10. The above quotation shows conclu- 
sively that the keys of the Kingdom is the sceptre and law 
giver right that passed out of the hands of the Jews into the 
hands of Jesus Christ, who was to be God's mouth piece, hold 
the sceptre of power and be the head law giver and the 
President of His Church and Kingdom on earth, and that the 
keys of the kingdom (or sceptre) belongeth always unto the 
Presidency of the High Priesthood (Doc. & Cov. 81:2, 107:18, 
91-93.) Therefore the one who is to come holding the sceptre 
of power in His hands to set in order the house of God and to 
arrange by lot the inheritances of the Saints, etc., must be a 
President of the High Priesthood to conform to the Scrip- 



tures which speak the mind and will of God to His children 
upon this earth. Then the setting in order of the House of 
God as spoken of in the seventh verse of the 85th section of 
the Doctrine and Covenants is a work consistent for this 
future Moses, (President) to do as spoken of in the 103rd 
section of the Doctrine and Covenants, and not a work to be 
attended to by a Bishop of the Levitical order of the Priest- 
hood, or of a Bishop who is appointed, holding the High 
Priesthood, to said office. A Bishop's mission is to be as *'n 
ancient days, Doc. & Cov. 58:17; 84:29. 



HOW ANCIENT ISRAEL RECEIVED 
THEIR INHERITANCES. 

Moses, a President, anciently divided by lot the inheri- 
tances of all the House of Israel, (Num. 34:13; Joshua 11 to 
21 chapters.) Joshua the chosen presiding Judge, or head, 
a President of the Levitical order of the Priesthood, and by 
virtue of his office a Presiding Bishop, (Doc. & Cov. 107:15, 
88; 84: 29,) as Moses' minister, (Joshua 1:1; Num. 11:28; 
Deut. 31:7,) established the different tribes and families of 
Israel in their inheritances by lot, according as the Lord had 
commanded by the hand of Moses (a President) Num. 34:13-29; 
Joshua 11:23. Joshua as an acting agent under the directon 
and ordination the Lord bestowed upon him by the hand of 
Moses, (Num. 27:18-23,) became the head of the Levitical 
order of the Priesthood (of necessity a President or Presiding 
Bishop of the Levitical or Aaronic Priesthood) Doc. & Cov. 
107:15, 88 performed miracles in dividing the waters of the 
Jordan and caused the walls of the city of Jerico to fall by 
having the Priests of Levi go before, the children of Israel 
carrying the ark of the covenant, and to do other things in 
compliance with the will of God. Joshua 1:6; Num. 27:18-27, 
and he also established the Israelites in their inheritances as 
the Lord had directed by the hand of Moses, Deut. 34:9. This 
is how the House of Israel was dealt with anciently in being 
redeemed, and established in the promised land. 



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THE REDEMPTION OF MODERN ISRAEL AND HER 

ESTABLISHMENT IN THE LAND OF PROMISE 

IS TO BE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE WAY 

AND MANNER THAT ANCIENT ISRAEL 

RECEIVED HER REDEMPTION AND 

INHERITANCE IN HER LAND 

OF PROMISE. 

Now, the Lord says, concerning the House of Israel and 
His Church in the last dispensation of the fullness of times, 
"Therefore I will raise up unto my people a man who shall lead 
them like as Moses (mighty and none like him Deut. 34:9-12, 
greatest of all Num. 12:3) led the children of Israel, for ye 
are of the children of Israel and the seed of Abraham, and ye 
must needs be led out of bondage by power and with a 
stretched out arm, Exo. 6:6, and as your fathers were led at 
the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be, Doc. & Cov. 
103:16-18. 



THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH MUST 
HOLD THE SCEPTRE OF POWER. 

The Presiding Bishop is to divide inheritances as in 
ancient days, Doc. & Cov. 58:17, then he will be the minister, 
(Jos. 1:1; Doc. & Cov. 51: 8, 12,) or agent, under the super- 
vision of this "Mighty and Strong" modern Moses, greatest 
of all, Deut. 31:9-12) who will hold the sceptre of power in 
his hands, to be as the ancient Moses, (Exo. 4:17,) and to be 
in possession of all the keys and rights that pertain and belong 
to the President or head of the Church (Doc. & Cov. 107:91, 
92; 81:2,) then he will hold the sceptre of power as did Moses 
of old and be like unto him. This man that the Lord said He 
was going to raise up like unto Moses, will be a President and do 
just the kind of work and mission as is set forth and described 
in the 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants, and have 
all gifts and powers which God bestows upon the head of the 



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Church (Deut. 34:9-12, Doc. & Cov. 107:91, 92; 90:16;) and 
he must hold the sceptre of power, for that is one gift that 
a man must have bestowed upon him in order to officiate as 
God's head servant; for a President is God's legal representa- 
tive upon this earth. Jos. 1:2; Doc. & Cov. 81:2. A President 
of the Church is the only one entitled to hold the sceptre of 
power in his hand so long as the Melchisedek Priesthood is on 
this earth. Judah held the sceptre and law giver right to pre- 
side over God's work on the earth after the Melchisedek 
Priesthood was taken away, but of necessity her powers were 
curtailed and limited, as in the case of Joshua, who was the 
President of the Levitical Order, after Moses' death as this 
article will explain. A Bishop is not equal unto it (Doc. & 
Cov. 107:68) because he is an appendage, a supplement, a 
minister and is subject unto the Presidency and twelve and is 
an agent under their supervision, and a Bishop cannot super- 
ceed the authority placed over him (Doc. & Cov. 82:11, 12), 
therefore a Bishop cannot hold the sceptre of power in his hand 
to set in order the House of God, when the Melchisedek Priest- 
hood is on this earth, for that mission is a duty and calling to 
be attended to by a President of the High Priesthood, whose 
right it is to always hold the keys of the Kingdom, the sceptre 
of power in his hand, and if he is lacking in the manifestation 
of these rights and glorious privileges, sin lieth at his door, 
which is very evident will be the case when a President falls 
by the shaft of death, (Doc. & Cov. 85:8), When the Lord sends 
this mighty and strong one (a President) like unto Moses to 
take his, the fallen President's place and not a fallen Bishop's 
place. 



THE POWER, AUTHORITY AND MISSION 
OF A BISHOP. 

A Bishop can only officiate in his office as an agent under 
the direction of the Presidency of the Church, when the Mel- 
chisedek Priesthood is on the earth, (Doc. 51:8; Joshua 1:1,) 
having some of the President's power put upon him (Num. 



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27:20; Doc. & Cov. 29:36.) Bishop Edward Partridge received 
directions how to divide inheritances through Joseph Smith, 
Jun., Doc. & Cov. 58:17, 51:1-4; 57:15, the same as Joshua 
received his mission and instructions to divide inheritances 
through Moses, Deut. 34:9; 31:1-7. Moses of old and Joseph 
Smith, the Prophet held the sceptre of power each in their 
time, and Joshua and Edward Partridge respectively were min- 
isters or agents under the supervision of these great men. 
Some of the discrepant features in similarity of comparison 
between Moses and Joshua anciently and Joseph Smith, the 
Prophet and Edward Partridge of our day and time are these: 
Modern Israel is not yet redeemed and established in her in- 
heritance in the promised land, Independence, Jackson County, 
Missouri and the surrounding country, as was ancient Israel 
established in their inheritance in their time and day, through 
Moses and Joshua. And another, we are assured that there 
will alweys be a President clothed with the Melchisedek 
Priesthod until Christ comes in His glory; (Dan. 2:44.) Sub- 
ject to changes of course and natural causes or as the Al- 
mighty may see fit to regulate from one President to his suc- 
cessor. Ancient Israel was not so fortunate for their presi- 
dent and Melchisedek Priesthood was taken from them, (Doc. 
& Cov. 84:25, 26) and they were only to have the Aaronic or 
Levitical order of the Priesthood until Christ came. 
And when Christ came, he conferred the High Priest- 
hood upon Peter, James and John and the Apostles. Matt. 
16:17, 19; Luke 5:10. This great man, the Prophet Joseph 
Smith, Jun., who held the sceptre of power in his hand, and 
his ministering agent, Edward Partridge, the Presiding Bishop, 
have passed to the great beyond and Zion is not yet redeemed 
and returned to her promised heritage. Of necessity, when 
Zion is redeemed to be like as in ancient times (Doc. & Cov. 
103:18), there must be a Moses President raised up who will 
hold the sceptre of power in his hands to redeem Zion and 
establish her in the promised land, in Zion, the New Jerusalem, 
Jackson County, Missouri. Doc. & Cov. 103:84: III Nephi 21:. 



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THE DIVIDING BY LOT INHERITANCES TO BE 

SUPERINTENDED BY THE PRESIDENT 

OF THE CHURCH. 

The dividing by lot the inheritances in that promised land 
must be through the instrumentality of a Presiding Bishop, 
a ministering servant or agent, unto this "Mighty and Strong" 
modern Moses, President. Joshua received his commission 
through Moses, the ancient President of God's people on earth, 
likewise must this future Joshua (the Presiding Bishop), 
receive his commission through this future President that is to 
be raised up like unto Moses. The Presiding Bishop will be 
ordained and set apart to attend to the temporal affairs of 
the Church and Kingdom of God on this earth, as the laws of 
God direct. The application of the 85th section of the Doc. 
& Cov. is absolutely in a future time, when Zion is to be re- 
deemed in the mountains, and then afterwards returned to the 
promised land to receive her inheritance, Doc. & Cov. 57:1, 2, 
Isaiah 8:20; II Nephi 18:20. 



THE WORD SCEPTRE ANALYZED. 

In history the word sceptre is used as ensign of royal 
authority of kings, nobles, magistrates and crowned heads of 
the earth. The king held out to Esther the golden sceptre that 
was in his hands, (Ester 5:2.) Webtser defines sceptre thus: 
A staff to lean upon, a staff or baton borne by kings on solemn 
occasions, as a badge of authority; a royal mace. Hence royal 
power or authority as, to assume the sceptre. To invest with 
royal authority or with the ensign of authority. Mace, a staff 
borne by, or carried before, a magistrate as an ensign of his 
authority; a sceptre. Swayed the royal mace: Wadsworth. In 
holy scripture the word sceptre is used as the ensign of the 
keys of power and authority which God bestows upon his chosen 
representative, vicegerent or mouthpiece to his children upon 
this earth. As in the case of Moses, (Exo. 4:17-21.) and with 
Judah (Gen. 49:10) and when the Kingdom was taken from 



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Judah the sceptre passed into the hands of Jesus Christ, the 
great King of this earth. (Gen. 49:10.) The word sceptre is 
used to indicate the raising out of Israel a mighty leader, to 
cause Israel to do valiantly, (Num. 24:17) and is used in con- 
nection with the word Star (meaning Jesus Christ) Rev. 22:16) 
that was to rise out of Jacob. In all the usage and application 
of the word sceptre by the Lord and by the learned of this 
earth it is only used to designate the power and authority of 
those who are of the highest, first and foremost ranks or sta- 
tions in this life, such as with presidents, leaders, kings, law- 
givers, nobles and magistrates in the Governments of God and 
of men. 



ONE SPECIAL PURPOSE OF THE 85th SECTION 
OF THE DOCTRINE & COVENANTS. 

It is very evident that the purpose of the revelation as con- 
tained in the 85th section of the Doctrine and Covenants was 
and is intended to enlighten the minds of the children of men, 
as to how the Lord will return and establish his saints in 
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, after they have been 
driven, scattered and chastened for a little season, as also is 
explained in the 103rd section of the Doctrine and Covenants, 
Doc. & Cov. Sec. 100:13; 101:41, 75; 105:9; 103:1-18; 104:1-9; 
101:1-21. The seventh paragraph of this said revelation, Doc. 
& Cov. 85: reads thus: "And it shall come to pass that I, the 
Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the sceptre 
of power in his hands, clothed with light for a covering, whose 
mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while his bowels shall 
be a fountain of truth, to set in order the house of God (Paul 
says the Church is in his house, Col. 4:15, Romans 16:5; 1 
Cor. 16:19;) he also says: The house of God is the Church 
of the living God, I Tim. 3:15. The "order" is United Order 
by consecration and patriarchal or plural marriage, etc., in 
connection with all other commandments and laws ever given 
to man upon which depends eternal salvation. Doc. & Cov. 
85:3; 84:14-22; 105:1-34; 119: Isaiah 4: II Nephi 14:) and to 



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arrange by lot the inheritances of the Saints whose names are 
found and the names of their fathers and of their children, 
enrolled in the book of the law of God. 



LAWS TO BE LIVED BY ALL WHO ARE TO GET AN 

INHERITANCE IN THE LAND OF THE 

NEW JERUSALEM. 

Here it is plainly to be seen that all of the names that 
are found written in the book of the law of God are to get 
an inheritance by lot in the promised land; therefore, they 
must be the ones that are willing to abide the laws, consecra- 
tion, United Order and Patriarchal marriage, etc., which are 
laws of the Celestial Kingdom, as has been shown. For they 
who are of the high Priesthood (in the Church) whose names 
are not found written in the book of the law, or that are found 
to have apostatized, or to have been cut off from the church; 
as well as the lesser Priesthood, or the members, in that day, 
shall not find an inheritance among the Saints of the most 
High. Doc. & Cov. 85:11. Now this enrollment spoken of 
cannot be effected until the people are given a chance to see 
whether or not they will abide the law of the Celestial King- 
dom. Doc. & Cov. 101 :93-95; 85:3, which is not being privileged 
today in an open and honorable manner, etc., Doc. & Cov. 
105:1-6, 34; 119: 52:2; 132:30-36; II Nephi 14: Isaiah 4:. The 
law of the Celestial Kingdom will not be established so the 
people can have a chance to abide in, or reject the same, or in 
other words, to receive an inheritance, or to be cut off from 
an inheritance with the Saints in the land of Zion (the only 
place appointed, or that will be appointed) Doc. & Cov. 
101:20 until the one "Mighty and Strong," holding the sceptre 
of power in his hand is raised up from among the people of 
Zion, in the mountains and redeems Zion, Doc. & Cov. 105:34, 



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A WORK FOR THE ONE "MIGHTY AND STRONG" 

TO DO. 

This "Mighty and Strong" servant is to set the house of 
God in order, which order is United Order by consecration. 
(Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6,) and plurality of wives, etc. as has been 
shown, Isaiah 4:. No one to to get an inheritance in Zion, in 
Jackson County, Missouri, in any other way. Doc. & Cov. 105: 
1-7, 34; II Nephi 14:. For this is the only way the Church will 
ever be redeemed and accepted of the Lord, in this promised 
land, the New Jerusalem. Thus we see the setting of the house 
of God in order is a work which must be attended to by a Presi- 
dent, (Doc. & Cov. 90:16; 107:33; 82:1; 50:26, 27,) in order 
to find out who will be worthy to receive an inheritance in the 
land of the New Jerusalem, for the Lord says, "for verily I 
say unto you, my law shall be kept on this land." This revela- 
tion was given in Zion, Jackson County, Missouri, August 1st, 
1831, Doc. & Cov. 58:19. And God's law is Celestial law. Doc. 
& Cov. 105:1-6; 70:14; 42:30, 39; 49:20, including United Order 
by consecration and plurality of wives, Isaiah 4: II Nephi 14: 
Doc. & Cov. 132: The making of the law of plurality of wives 
an open and honorable law of the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints is one thing to be attended to and set in 
order as well as the re-establishing of the United Order by 
consecration. 



THE CLASS OF MEN AND WOMEN THAT THE LORD 

PURPOSES SHALL LIVE THIS PATRIARCHAL 

LAW OF MARRIAGE. 

According to Isaiah, 4th Chapter, purified women and holy 
men and not impure women and sinful men will practice these 
laws. There is a manifesto or coward's screen, cowards because 
of iniquity, for the righteous are as bold as lions and are the 
Daniels of the Lord and are not afraid to serve him and keep 
his commandments, and are not afraid to trust him to fight 
their battles as he promised to do in President John Taylor's 



revelation in 1882, and in President Wilford Woodruff's revela- 
tion of 1889. These promises were made provided the Church 
would keep his laws, one of which was polygamy, but the church 
did not obey the Lord and trust him to fight their battles 
respecting polygamy for they issued a manifesto as an estoppel 
of the open and honorable practice of polygamy. The Lord 
tells Isaiah why this manifesto should be issued, "yea, for thus 
saith the Lord: have I put thee away, or have I cast thee off 
for ever? For thus saith the Lord: Where is the bill of your 
mother's divorcement? To whom have I put thee away, or to 
which of my creditors have I sold you? Yea, to whom have 
I sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have he sold your- 
selves and for your transgressions is your mother put away. 
Isaiah 50:1; II Nephi 7:1. Isaiah says, "God's law will be made 
honorable. (Isaiah 42:18-25.) And as pertaining to this law 
read the revelation given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Doc. 
& Cov. 132:31-34, 37, 65, 66. 

SOME MORE WORK FOR THE "MIGHTY AND STRONG' 

PRESIDENT TO DO. 

Isaiah further says, "behold the Lord hath a mighty and 
strong one" (Doc. & Cov. 85:7) "which as a tempest of hail, 
and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters over- 
flowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand. Judg- 
ment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plum- 
met: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies and the 
waters shall over flow the hiding place, and your covenant with 
death shall be disannulled and your agreement with hell shall 
not stand; when the over flowing scourge shall pass through, 
then ye shall be trodden down by it. For the bed is shorter than 
that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering nar- 
rower than that he can wrap himself in it. For the Lord shall 
rise up as in Mt. Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley 
of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and 
bring to pass his act, his strange act. Isaiah 28:2, 17, 18, 20, 
21. And the hail, (the mighty and strong one) shall sweep 
away the refuge of lies (manifesto) and your covenant with 
death shall be disannulled and your agreement with hell 



(Manifesto, etc.) shall not stand; At the time God raises 
up this "Mighty and Strong" servant, the manifesto will be 
revoked. 



THE MIGHTY AND STRONG PRESIDENT THROUGH 
WHOM GOD IS GOING TO PERFORM HIS STRANGE 
ACT IS REFERRED TO BY VARIOUS PROPHETS 
UNDER SEVERAL NAMES AND IN VARIOUS WAYS. 

This strange act, the fulfillment of the 85th section of the 
Doc. & Cov. will be done, when the Lord in His wrath rises 
up and performs His strange act as Isaiah tells us, Isaiah 28:21. 
This marvelous strange work is to happen in our time and up 
to the present date, June, 1922, it has not yet taken place, 
therefore it must be a future happening, Doc. & Cov. 95:1-5; 
101 :85-95. The work that is marked out and prescribed for the 
"Mighty and Strong One," who is to hold the sceptre of power 
in his hands is just the kind of work this future Moses of 
indian lineage is to do. II Nephi 3:11, 24; for the lamanities 
are to be the principle builders of the New Jerusalem. Ill Nephi 
21:22, 23; 16:16; 15:13; Doc. & Cov. 52:2. This Indian Proph- 
et is to be raised up and he will be a leader, a head man, a 
President, for he certainly has that class of work to do. Doc. 
& Cov. 107:91-93. This mighty servant with exceeding faith 
who is to work mighty wonders and to do that thing which is 
great in the sight of God and bring to pass much restoration 
unto the House of Israel and unto the seed of his brethren 
(the lamanites) II Nephi 3:11, 24; he is to establish the saints 
or Church in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. Doc. 
& Cov. 103:11-18. After he redeems them from bondage in 
the mountains by setting the Church in order according to the 
law of the Celestial Kingdom. This is the same kind of a 
redemption as spoken of in the 85th section of the Doctrine 
and Covenants; so the Indian Prophet, the man like unto 
Moses and the mighty and strong one, must be one and the self 
same individual, and the one who is to hold the sceptre of 
power in his hands. 



THE SCEPTRE OF POWER TO PASS FROM THE HANDS 

OF JESUS CHRIST INTO THE HANDS OF THE ONE 

MIGHTY AND STRONG. 

The keys of the Kingdom (or sceptre of power) Doc. & 
Cov. 81:2 is a sceptre that passed from Judah into the hands 
of Jesus Christ, Gen. 49:10, which sceptre Jesus Christ con- 
ferred on Peter, James and John, Matt. 16:17, 19; which scep- 
tre Peter, James and John conferred upon Joseph Smith, 
Doc. & Cov. 27:12; 132:45; 81:2; which sceptre was to remain 
with Joseph Smith and the successors of Joseph Smith until 
Jesus Christ's second coming, Doc. & Cov. 112:15; 28:7; 35:18; 
90:2-8; which sceptre will pass from the Latter-day Saints 
church President's hands, who is to fall by the shaft of death, 
etc. Doc. & Cov. 85:8, into the "Mighty and Strong" one's 
hands, Doc. & Cov. 85:7, who is to be the President of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the last days 
and to set the same in order and to do the mighty works in 
behalf of Israel and the redemption of the Lord's chosen people, 
etc. This mighty and strong one spoken of in the 85th Section 
of the Doctrine and Covenants must be this future man like 
unto Moses, as is spoken of in the 103rd Section of the Doc- 
trine & Covenants for they both have the same kind of work 
to do and at the same time and place, and they certainly have 
a President's duties to perform, Doc. & Cov. 90:16; 81:2; 
68:14-21. These revelations must have reference to one event 
and to one man, or else there are to be two redemptions of 
Zion yet in the future to the same promised land by two Presi- 
dents and at the same time, which would be unreasonable. 
The setting of the House of God in order, (which includes 
the Church; 1 Tim. 3:15; Col. 4:15,) and the arranging by lot 
the inheritances of the Saints, are two separate and distinct 
works as has been shown. The setting of the house of God, 
(or Church), in order is a work that can only be done by the 
Presidency of the same, Doc. & Cov. 90:16; 107:8, 9, 17, 18, 
19, 33, 68, 91, 92; 124:125, 126; 81:2; 50:26, 27. The dividing 
by lot the inheritances of the saints in the center stake of Zion 
and the surrounding country can only be done after Zion's 



redemption by this "Mighty and Strong" Moses of Indian line- 
age, a President; for we find recorded in Holy writ these 
specific instructions, "let those commandments which I have 
given concerning Zion and her laws be fulfilled and executed 
after her redemption." Doc. & Cov. 105:34. 

THE REDEMPTION OF ZION IN THE MOUNTAINS. 
Zion's redemption must take place in the mountains be- 
fore her return to the land of Zion to receive her in- 
heritance. Isaiah 35:10; 51:11; Micah 4:10; II Nephi 8:11; Doc. 
& Cov. 58:44; 49: 24; 25; 105:34; 103:17, 18. This modern 
Moses must redeem modern Israel out of present day bondage 
by mighty power and with a stretched out arm like as the re- 
demption of Israel out of the land of Egypt. Then if this 
modern Moses be like the Moses of old, he will hold the 
sceptre of power in his hand Exo. 4:4, 21; Doc. & Cov. 
103:11-18. 

A BISHOP AS AN AGENT OF THE PRESIDENT 

TO DIVIDE INHERITANCE. 

The Bishop or agent, who is to divide inheritances in the 
promised land, is to be like unto Joshua of old, (Joshua 
1:1; Doc. & Cov. 58:17,) he is to be under the jurisdiction of 
this Moses President, or ruler. (Acts 7:35) and attend to his 
part of arranging by lot, after he has been appointed by the 
voice of the Church to this capacity or mission, Doc. & Cov. 
51:12. "And whoso standeth in his mission is appointed to 
be a judge in Israel, like as it was in ancient days, to divide 
the land of the heritage of God unto his children." Doc. & 
Coc. 58:17; Deut. 34:9. Now the important thing is to find 
out how this was done anciently, "And the Lord spake unto 
Moses, (the President) saying: these are the names of the 
men which shall divide the land unto you; Eleazer, Aaron's 
son, and Joshua, the son of Nun, and you shall take one prince 
of every tribute, to divide the land by inheritance," Num. 
34:16-29. And Moses commanded the Children of Israel, 
saying, this is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which 
the Lord commanded to give unto the nine tribes and to the 
half tribe, Num. 34:13; Joshua 14: Deut. 34:9, Exo. 18:12-27; 



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Num. 11:16, 17; 27:18-23; Joshua, Chapters 11 to 22; Joshua 
19:49, 51. If modern Israel is to be served as ancient Israel 
was, and have the Melchisedek Priesthood and the President 
thereof taken out of their midst, Doc. & Cov. 84:25, 26, we 
might then look for, and expect a President of the next Priest- 
hood, the Aaronic or Levitical order of Priesthood, who would 
naturally be a bishop and a presiding bishop, to officiate for he 
would be the head of the greatest authority then upon this 
earth, Doc. & Cov. 107:15, 88. A presiding bishop to attend to 
this work as spoken of pertaining to the dividing of inheri- 
tances in the promised land, in order to be as in ancient days, 
(Doc. & Cov. 58:17), and as described in the 85th section of the 
Doctrine & Covenants would of necessity be subject to the 
President of the Church so long as the Melchisedek Priesthood 
should remain upon this earth, Joshua 11:15, 23. Now as we 
are assured that the Melchisedek Priesthood is to always re- 
main with the Church, (Dan. 2:44; Doc. & Cov. 27:13; 132:45), 
therefore the President of the Church, who is also the Presi- 
dent of the High Priesthood, as Moses was anciently, in order 
to conform to the scriptures, (Doc. 58:17) would of necessity 
have to superintend this work of dividing inheritance to the 
Saints, which would be done through a modern Joshua as his 
agent, (a Presiding Bishop) Doc. & Cov. 107:33; 90:16. As the 
Lord commanded Moses, his servant, so did Moses command 
Joshua, his servant, Josh. 1:1; 14:7, 11. "And so did Joshua; 
he left nothing undone of all that the Lord commanded Moses," 
Josh. 11:15. "So Joshua took the whole land according to all 
that the Lord said unto Moses; and Joshua gave it for an in- 
heritance unto Israel according to their divisions by their 
tribes and the land rested from war," (Josh. 11:23), "And 
Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the Lord: and there 
Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according 
to their divisons." (Jos. 18:10). "When they had made an end 
of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts, the child- 
ren of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua, the son of Nun, 
among them," (Josh. 19:49.) At this time Moses and the Mel- 
chisedek Priesthood was not among the children of Israel, 
Deut. 34:5, Doc. & Cov. 84:25. Joshua, the principle man 



and President over the Levitical order of Priesthood, the only 
priesthood on earth at that time, (Doc. & Cov. 84:26, Josh. 
1:1-18.) by virtue of his position, a Presiding Bishop, (Doc. & 
Cov. 107:15, 88,) after dividing by lot inheritances to all Israel, 
as Moses' minister, received his inheritance at the hands of 
all Israel, thereby showing conclusively he was the presiding 
authority, a Presiding Bishop and the highest authority among 
them at that time. This shows conclusively how Israel was 
established in her inheritance anciently, and the eccleastical 
position, rank and station of Joshua. He was the President 
of the Levitical order of Priesthood and of necessity a 
Presiding Bishop, and the chief representative of God upon the 
earth, (Doc. & Cov. 107:15, 88.) So he then, had a right to 
establish Israel in the promised land. Joshua did not hold the 
sceptre of power, Exo. 4:16-18, (or rod of God) in his hand, 
but was a minister to Moses, who did, (Josh. 1:1) and did as 
Moses directed him, (Josh. 11:15, 23.) After Moses and the holy 
priesthood was taken from among ancient Israel, Doc. & Cov. 
84:25, 26, Joshua received counsel after the judgment of Urim 
through Eleazar, the Priest, (Num. 27:18-23,) but when Moses 
presided over Israel anciently he talked face to face with God 
and got his instructions direct from the Lord. (Exo. 33:11; 
Deut. 34:10; 5:24.) Likewise will this modern Moses, if he 
be like unto the Moses of old, talk face to face with his God, 
and get his instructions direct from the Lord. A Presiding 
Bishop, the President of the lesser priesthood holdeth the 
keys of the ministering of angels and instructions by Urum 
and cannot be privileged to talk face to face with God, Doc. 
& Cov. 84:26. Thus we see the difference between a presi- 
dent of the holy Melchisedek Priesthood and a president of 
the Levitical order of Priesthood, and whose right it is to 
hold the sceptre of power, when both Priesthoods are here 
upon this earth, Doc. & Cov. 72:1; 81:2. Now as there is to 
be one raised up like unto Moses to redeem Zion and return 
the worthy saints to the center stake thereof, (or Zion) then 
he must hold the holy Melchisedek Priesthood and be the 
President of the same, which of necessity infers, he will be the 
President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 



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Doc. & Cov. 35:24, 26; Psalms 14:7. He will have a minister, 
a Presiding Bishop, as his agent, Doc. & Cov. 51:8; Josh. 1:1; 
Num. 11:28. Whoso standeth in his mission is appointed 
to be a judge in Israel, (a presiding bishop) like as it was in 
ancient days, to divide the land of the heritage of God unto 
his children, Doc. & Cov. 58:17. The scriptures inform us 
how the children of Israel got their inheritances anciently. 
God told Moses, the head of His Church anciently, who by vir- 
tue of his office, would naturally be the President, who held 
the sceptre of power in his hand, Exo. 4:17-20, to call and 
ordain Joshua and to give him a charge before all Israel, and 
the position Joshua occupied at that time is exactly the same 
kind, that is in reserve for a future Presiding Bishop when the 
inheritances are divided unto the Saints in the promised land. 
Joshua done all that Moses told him to do while Moses was 
with him and afterwards received his instructions by Urum 
through Eleazer, the Priest. According to these scriptures, 
the "One Mighty and Strong" holding the sceptre of power in 
his hand, etc., to redeem Zion, as spoken in the 85th sec- 
tion of the Doctrine and Covenants, could not possibly be a 
Bishop, but will have to be a Moses, a President, the greatest 
of all and none like him in all Israel, in order to be as in ancient 
days. Doc. & Cov. 58:17; 103:11-18; Exo. 4:17-20; Isaiah 8:20. 
A Bishop can and will do part of that work which is spoken of 
in the 85th section of the Doc. & Cov. He can and must estab- 
lish the worthy Saints, after Zion's redemption by the mighty 
Moses in the mountains, in their inheritances when the Presi- 
dent, who holds the sceptre of power in his hands, ordains and 
sets him apart to that mission, and he is upheld and sustained 
by the Church. The Saints cannot get any inheritance in the 
land of Zion until they are delivered out of bondage, 
by this Moses who is to be raised up, who will have to be a 
President in order to hold the sceptre of power in his hand 
and be like unto Moses of old. Exo. 4:17-21; Deut. 4:7-12. 
PROPHECY OF HEBER C. KIMBALL OF THE "ONE 

MIGHTY AND STRONG" THAT IS TO COME. 
In the year 1867, in the endowments house in Salt Lake 
City, Utah Territory, Heber C. Kimball made the following 



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statement and prophecy: Looking around and at the several 
couples v/ho were there to be married, he said, "I want to tell 
you something, this Church has been moving along slowly 
and will be for a number of years. The President has been 
taken from the apostles and will be for a number of years, 
then God will raise up a man to be the President of this 
Church; he will neither be of the lineage of Joseph nor of 
Brigham, nor of the apostles, and will not be taken from the 
quorum of the apostles: he is in your midst and you don't know 
him." While making this prophecy, Brother Kimball's face 
shown with a bright light and he spoke like one having 
authority. Attested to by George T. Peay, Sen., Annie Mar- 
garet Peay, his wife; Edward Peay and Amanda Peay, his 
wife, all of Provo City, Utah. 

The scriptures say the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints is established in the last dispensation of the full- 
ness of times and is never to be destroyed or given to another 
people. Daniel 2:44; Doc. & Cov. 20:1; 22:3; 101:17; 107:1, 2; 
84:17, 27:13. Then we are assured that there will always be the 
Melchisedek Priesthood in this Church and if such will be the 
case the Presiding Bishop will always be subject to and get 
his instructions, pertaining to his mission, through the Presi- 
dent of this Holy Priesthood. (Doc. & Cov. 82:11, 12; 107:8; 
51:1, 2; 41:9, 10; 72:7) and will not be under the necessity of 
asking counsel through Urim as Joshua was because Moses 
and the Holy Priesthood was taken from the earth, Num. 27: 
18-23; Doc. & Cov. 84:25, 26. Thus we see the establishing 
the worthy Saints in their inheritances in Independence, Jack- 
son County, Missouri in time to come will be under the super- 
vision and jurisdiction of the one holding the sceptre of power 
in his hand who must be a President. Therefore the Presiding 
Bishop will be his agent to assist him in this labor in order that 
it be done as in ancient days, (Doc. & Cov 58:17.) Thus we 
are shown the ecclesiastical capacity of a bishop anciently and 
modernly, for one is to be like unto the other. And also that 
the keys of the Kingdom and the sceptre of power belongs 
always unto the President of the Melchisedek Priesthood, 
whenever that priesthood is upon this earth. Doc. & Cov. 



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SI:!, 2; Exo. 4:17-20; 17:9-12; Num. 20:8-11; Gen. 49:10; 
Psalms 60:7; Matt. 21:32-43. John the Baptist was ordained 
by an angel at the time he was eight days old to overthrow 
the kingdom of the Jews and to make straight the way of the 
Lord before the face of his people, to prepare them for the 
coming of the Lord in whose hand is given all power, Doc. & 
Cov. 84:28; 93:17. All power necessarily includes the sceptre; 
for the sceptre and all power was given into the hands of 
Jesus Christ, Heb. 7:10-28; Psalms 110:4; Heb. 5:5, 6; 6:20. 
Thus we see the sceptre of power was conferred upon Jesus 
Christ and His legal representatives Judah, before His birth, 
and Peter after His crucifixion, Matt. 16:17-19; Gen. 49:10. 

THE SCEPTRE OF POWER (THE KEYS OF THE KINGDOM) 
CONFERRED UPON JOSEPH SMITH. 

The keys and sceptre of power were conferred upon Peter 
by Jesus Christ Himself and he became God's legal represen- 
tative after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Peter in con- 
nection with James and John conferred the keys of the King- 
dom the sceptre of power, that was taken from Judah, upon 
the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jun., Doc. & Cov. 27:12, 13. And 
as proof that Joseph Smith received these keys we refer the 
reader to the following scripture. "For I have conferred 
upon you the keys and power of the Priesthood, wherein I 
restore all things, and make known unto you all things in due 
time, (Doc. & Cov. 132:45,) and there is never but one on 
the earth at a time, on whom this power and the keys of the 
Priesthood are conferred. Doc. & Cov. 132:7. 

And I have given unto him (Joseph Smith, Jr.) the keys 
of the mysteries of those things which have been sealed, even 
things which were from the foundation of the world, and the 
things which shall come from this time until the time of My 
coming if he abide in Me, and if not, another will I plant in 
his stead," Doc. & Cov. 35:18; (and if planted in his stead, 
would be another President.) For I have given him the keys 
of the mysteries and the revelations which were sealed, until 
I shall appoint another in his stead." (Doc. & Cov. 81:2; 
28:7; 90:2-8; 124:9-96,). The keys of the kingdom and 



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sceptre of power were to remain with the Prophet Joseph 
Smith and his legal successors, who must always be Presi- 
dents of the Melchisedek Priesthood, and God's legal repre- 
sentatives upon this earth. Doc. & Cov. 81:2. Thus we can 
see the position the man is to occupy who is to come holding 
the sceptre of power in his hands, as spoken of in the 7th 
verse of the 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants. He 
is to be the President of the Melchisedek Priesthood, and of 
necessity \the presiding authority of the .Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints upon this earth. He is to set the 
house of God in order, as spoken of in said revelation; and 
as there is to be only one man on earth at a time, who can 
hold the sceptre of power, it is easy to see who it is that is to 
fall by "the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by 
the vivid shaft of lightning," to make a place for this "Mighty 
and Strong" one to occupy. Doc. & Cov. 85:8. The Lord 
says, i"He will send one mighty and strong, holding the 
sceptre of power in his hand," etc. which sceptre of power he 
cannot hold unless he be a president of the Melchisedeck 
Priesthood and God's legal representative upon this earth, as 
has been shown. The Lord further says, "while that man who 
was called of God and appointed, that putteth forth his hand 
to steady the ark of God, shall fall by the shaft of death like 
as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning." No 
one, less than one occupying the position as the President of 
the Church of Jesus Churst of Latter-Day-Saints would have 
any right to do this kind of work or have any influence with 
the people, in doing such a thing as putting forth his hand to 
steady the ark. 

THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHURCH THE ONLY ONE 

WHO CAN PUT FORTH HIS HAND TO STEADY 

THE ARK AND FALL. 

The President is the only one who could have any 
influence and is the very one that is to put forth his hand 
to do such a strange thing. Thus it is shown forth very plainly 
that a President is to be moved out of the way in a strange 
manner in order to make room for this one whom God is 



going to send to set His house in order, which is His Church, 
(1 Tim. 3:15,) and lead the worthy Saints back to the center 
stake of Zion, and arrange by lot their inheritances in that 
promised land, through a modern Joshua, a presiding Bishop. 
A person without holding the Melchisedek Priesthood cannot 
see the face of God and live, Doc. & Cov. 84:21-23. A Bishop, 
in the absence of a President and the Melchisedek Priesthood, 
must be enlightened concerning his mission and calling by the 
admisistration of angels, or by Urim, as the Lord sees fit, 
(Doc. & Cov. 84:19-26.) as in the case of Joshua, Num. 27:18-23, 
who was instructed through Urim by Eleazer, a Priest of the 
Levitical order of the Priesthood, because Moses and the 
Melchisedek Priesthood had been taken from the earth, Doc. 
& Cov. 84:25. When the Melchisedek Priesthood is on this 
earth, a Bishop must get his instructions from the Lord, 
through the President of the Church, who is necessarily the 
President of the Holy Melchisedek Priesthood, Doc. & Cov. 
51:1, 2; 82: 12; 107:8, 14, which President must always hold 
the sceptre of power in his hand, as has been shown; and set 
in order all the affairs of the Lord's Church and Kingdom, or 
oversee the same. Doc. & Cov. 90:16; 107:33. There is an 
order or law spoken of in the scripture that is not being lived 
today, which this Church must accept and abide in, before they 
are eligible and entitled to an inheritance in the New Jerusalem, 
Mount Zion, (Doc. & Cov. 84:2), and that order is the law 
of the Celestial Kingdom, (Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6) which includes 
all the laws that have ever been given to this Church and 
what other laws God may deem fit and commensurate for the 
perfecting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; 
that they may have an abiding place in the New Jerusalem 
at Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. 

THE NEW JERUSALEM THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING. 
This being the land for the chosen habitation of the Lord 
and Savior Jesus Christ at the time of his second coming, 
Psalms 132:13, 14. "Yea the word of the Lord concerning His 
Church, established in the last days for the restoration of 
His people, as He has spoken by the mouths of His Prophets, 



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and for the gathering of His saints to stand upon Mount 
Zion, which shall be the City of the New Jerusalem, which 
City shall be built beginning at the Temple lot, which is ap- 
pointed by the finger of the Lord, in the western boundaries 
of the State of Missouri, and dedicated by the hand of Joseph 
Smith, Jun, and others with whom the Lord was well pleased. 
Verily this is the word of the Lord, that the City, New Jerusalem 
shall be built by the gathering of the Saints, beginning at 
this place, even the place of the Temple, which temple shall 
be reared in this generation. For this generation shall not 
all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and 
a cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the glory 
of the Lord which shall fill the house. Doc. & Cov. 84:2-5; 
II Nephi 14: Isaiah 4:. The Lord says His law shall be kept 
upon that land, Doc. & Cov. 58:19; 105:34; 132:31-34, 37, 65, 
66, which will be done when Zion returns after being redeemed 
in the mountains, Mica 4:1, 6, 7, 10; Doc. & Cov. 49:24, 25: 
Nephi says when the cloud of glory rests upon Mount Zion the 
New Jerusalem (as recorded in Doc. & Cov. 84:2-6 and II. 
Nephi 14: Isaiah 4:) all her people will be called holy and in that 
day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, we will eat 
our own bread and wear our own apparel; only let us be 
called by thy name to take away our reproach. Isaiah 4: (which 
is barrenness. Gen. 30:23; Luke 1:25; Psalms 113:9.) Here 
we have holy people with the glory of God resting upon their 
dwelling places and Jesus Christ in their midst, practicing 
polygamy as an honorable law of the Celestial Kingdom, (III. 
21:24, 25; 20:22; Psalms 132:13-15; Doc. & Cov. 58:13.) For 
Jesus Christ dwells in no other kingdom. (Doc. & Cov. 76: 
66, 92-96; Mosiah 8:16; 1st Cor. 15:40.) The Lord says that He 
is no respector of persons and if this statement is true, some- 
thing must be done with the manifesto, in order that all the 
Saints can have an equal privelege to practice that Celestial law, 
as well as now supposed, some favored few; that all people may 
have an equal chance to dwell in the New Jerusalem, the chosen 
habitation of Jesus Christ. And again the people must be 
living in the United Order by consecration in order to be 
acceptable unto the Lord, because Jesus Christ dwells in the 



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Celestial Kingdom, therefore all who live in the New Jerusalem 
must be united as with one heart and one mind, no rich, no 
poor, no high, no low, but live the United Order in word, in 
action and in very deed. Doc. & Cov. 105:3-6. Jesus says, 
"If ye are not one ye are not mine." God says the Saints 
must be united according to the union required by the laws of 
the Celestial Kingdom, and that Zion cannot be built up, unless 
it is by the principles of the law of the Celestial Kingdom, 
(1 Cor. 15:40,) otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself, 
Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6. Some of the principles of the Celestial 
law as we have proven are these, United Order by consecration 
and plurality of wives, none of which are being practiced 
today by this Church as typical of a light set on a hill and 
not under a bushel. 

THE TIME WHEN THE LORD HAS PURPOSED THESE 
CELESTIAL LAWS TO BE AGAIN MAINTAINED 

AND PRACTICED AS HONORABLE LAWS. 
These Celestial laws cannot legally be lived and prac- 
ticed since the issuing of the manifesto until the redemp- 
tion of the Church by the "Mighty and Strong" Indian pro- 
phet like unto Moses, the root of Jesse, who is to bring forth 
the last and all records for the express purpose of bringing 
about the redemption of Zion, and the setting of the house 
of God in order. The Lord says: Let those commandments 
which I have given concerning Zion and her law be fulfilled 
and executed after her redemption, Doc. & Cov. 105:34; II 
Nephi 3:24; Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 85: II Nephi 21: 30: III 
Nephi 20:21:. But these principles of the Celestial law must 
be established in the Church and complied with by the Saints 
in the mountains first, Doc. & Cov. 49:24, 25, in order to get 
an inheritance in Mount Zion, the New Jerusalem, and this can- 
not be done until this man like unto Moses is raised up with 
the sceptre of power in his hand, to set the house of God in 
order and redeem Zion, for it is his mission to unlock the door 
of bondage with the key of power (or sceptre) as did Moses of 
old and return the worthy saints back to the promised land 
by leading Israel today like as did Moses lead Israel anciently. 



Every law that has ever been revealed and given to this people 
must be lived when Zion is again established at Mount Zion, 
the New Jerusalem, at Independence, Jackson County, Mis- 
souri and its surrounding country, for that is to be Jesus 
Christ's abode, the Celestial Kingdom, center of this earth, 
III Nephi 21:24, 25; 20:22; Doc. & Cov. 58:13; Psalms 
132:13-16. For out of Zion shall go forth the law and the 
word of the Lord from Jerusalem, Isaiah 2:3. And upon the 
land of the New Jerusalem, God's law will be kept, (Doc. 
& Cov. 58:19; Rev. 21:12-22; Isaiah 4:), which includes, as has 
been proven, United Order by consecration and plurality of 
wives. Thus the setting in order of the Church (Doc. & Cov. 
85:7) according to the laws required to be lived, is absolutely 
necessary in order that all people may have an equal chance 
and be privileged to live the laws that will entitle them to 
an inheritance in the promised land of Zion, the New Jeru- 
salem, and dwell in the presence of their redeemer. In order 
to show that God is no respector of persons, all people must 
have an even chance to live the Celestial law, (Doc. & Cov. 
90:9-11,) which they have not got today nor will they have that 
chance until this man like unto Moses is raised up and sets 
this Church in order, according to the requirements of the law 
of the scriptures pertaining to this celestial order of God's 
Kingdom on this earth, Doc. & Cov. 85:3; 105:1-6, 34; 
103:11-18; Isaiah 4: II Nephi 14:. 

MAKING BARE OF THE LORD'S HOLY ARM NECESSARY. 
The basic principles, or foundational features of Christ's 
Church are not being lived today by the Saints, but they must 
be complied with, by all who expect to receive an inheritance 
and live in the New Jerusalem, therefore the making bare of 
the Lord's holy arm, in His strange act manner to cause a spiri- 
tual awakening of all nations of the earth and the convincing 
of all peoples of the truthfulness of the Gospel of the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is absolutely necessary, I 
Nephi 22:8-10; Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; 101:85-95; 95:1-6; Isaiah 
28:2; Moroni 7:35. When the Lord makes bare His Holy 
arm in the manner and way He has promised, the Church 



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is exhorted in the following language: "Awake, awake again, 
and put on thy strength, O Zion," and the scattered remnants 
are exhorted to return unto the Lord, and not before, Doc. 
& Cov. 90:10; 113:7-10; 82:14; II Nephi 20:35-37; 21:9-25. 
Some one must attend to this great work as God's legally 
appointed minister. 

THE MAN LIKE UNTO MOSES THE "MIGHTY 
AND STRONG" ONE THE MUCH MARRED ONE. 
There is a character that is spoken of and described in the 
Doctrine & Covenants as being the one God has chosen to 
attend to this important mission; the scriptures clearly indi- 
cate that the one that is to do this mission, is the man that is 
to be raised up like unto Moses, as is spoken of in the 103rd 
Section of the Doctrine & Covenants. Let us examine his pre- 
requisites by measuring him by the scriptures, that bear upon 
this important subject. He is to be like unto Moses of old, 
who held the sceptre of power in his hand. Then this man 
like unto Moses could be the "Mighty and Strong" one spoken 
of in the seventh verse of the 85th Section of the Doctrine & 
Covenants that is to come holding the sceptre of power in his 
hand. Moses of old was a President, then this one that is to 
be raised up like unto him, must be a President, so he could 
set the House of God in order, (Doc. & Cov. 107:91-93; 90:16), 
as spoken of in the seventh verse of the 85th Section of the 
Doctrine & Covenants, for that is a President's duty. (Doc. 
107:33.) Moses of old divided by lot the inheritances and had 
a minister to attend to the work under his direction, (Josh. 
1:1-23; 11:15-23), so this one who is to be raised up like 
unto him, could divide inheritances as is spoken of in the seventh 
verse of the 85th Section of the Doctrine & Covenants through 
a presiding Bishop, a Joshua. Moses of old held the sceptre 
of power in his hand, (Exo. 4:17, 20, 21,) so the one that is 
to be like him, could be the one who is to bring forth the 
records as spoken of in the 21st Chapter 9-11 verses of III 
Nephi, wherein Alma, 37:4, 14, 18, 19) says the Lord is going 
to show forth His power, a sceptre of power, in the hand of the 
one that brings them forth, II Nephi 25:18; Doc. & Cov., 
90:9-11; 1st Nephi 13:39-41; II Nephi 3:24. Jesus Christ says 



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the Lord will make bare his holy arm in the coming forth of 
these last records (read carefully the 20th and 21st chapters of 
III Nephi and you will see it stated clearly in comparison. 
Remember the making bare of his holy arm is a future event. 
Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11.) Then this one like unto Moses of old 
could be the one through whom the Lord could work to make 
bare his holy arm in the coming forth of these last records. 

THE MIGHTY SERVANT OF THE LORD WILL BE MARRED 

AND CAST OUT OF THE CHURCH BY HIS BRETHREN 

AND THEN BE HEALED OF THE LORD. 

Then this man like unto Moses could be the one who is to 
declare unto the people of the coming forth of these last 
records and be disbelieved and marred for so doing. And the 
Lord says he will show that his wisdom is greater than the 
cunning of the devil. (This statement shows that there will 
be great opposition to this man's testimony and mission, which 
opposition will be inspired by the devil,) III Nephi 21:9-11. 

THE LAST RECORDS AS A SCEPTRE OF POWER IN THE 
HANDS OF THIS MARRED SERVANT OF THE LORD. 

The Lord will heal this man's marring, (Isaiah speaks of 
one that would be cast out of the Church, but the Lord is to 
appear to his joy and the brethren who cast him out of the 
Church are to be made ashamed, etc., Isaiah 66:4-7) and the 
Lord is to cause this marred man to bring forth these last 
records, (3 Nephi 21:9-11) which will be a sceptre of power 
in his hands according to the 37th Chapter of Alma. These 
last records are to be brought forth for the express purpose of 
convincing all people, that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and 
that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the 
only Church that is recognized and owned by the Lamb of God 
upon this earth today, I Nephi 14:10; Ephesians 4:5; II Nephi 
10:16; I Nephi 13:39-41; Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; II Nephi 25:18. 
All they, when these last records come forth, who will not believe 
Christ's words, which this marred man shall bring forth unto 
them, are to be cut off from among the people, or Saints of God, 
III Nephi 21 :7-l 1. So that man like unto Moses could be the one 



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through whom Cod could cause this cutting off as is spoken of 
in Doctrine & Covenants, 85th Section and III Nephi 21st Chap- 
ter. In fact he, the man like unto Moses, spoken of in the 103rd 
Section of Doctrine & Covenants is the one character spoken of 
in the scriptures that has all the necessary pre-requisites to be 
the one spoken of in the 7th paragraph of the 85th section of the 
Doctrine & Covenants. The Lord says He is going to perform a 
strange act, strange to man, but not to God, who has purposed 
it, to leave all men without an excuse, as to the truthfulness of 
the Gospel. The making bare of His holy arm is to do exactly 
the same thing, to leave all men without an excuse as to the 
truthfulness of the Gospel. Doc. & Cov. 101:92-95; 95:4; 
90:7-12. This man like unto Moses, who must be a President 
(Doc. & Cov. 107:91, 92) could play the part in this strange 
act in being raised up in a strange manner, (III Nephi 21:9-11; 
II Nephi 3:11, 24,) to take the place of the President that is 
spoken of in the 8th verse of the 85th section of the Doctrine 
& Covenants, that is to fall by a shaft of death in such a 
strange way, Doc. & Cov. 124:126; 90:1-6. So it shows very 
plainly that this man who is to be raised up like unto Moses 
of old, has the necessary qualifications to be the one fore- 
ordained, (Alma 13:1-12; II Nephi 3:11, 24,) who must be the 
Indian prophet who is to bring forth records in the strange man- 
ner, and finally, after much marring, is to bring them forth. 
These last and all records are to usher in the Lamanite's day, (I 
Nephi 13:39-41; III Nephi 21:7-11,) so, this Indian prophet 
spoken of could be the one who is to come holding the sceptre 
of power in his hands for the accomplishment of God's great 
design in this day and age of the world in behalf of all Israel, 
and particularly for the lamanities upon this continent. The 
redemption of Zion (the pure in heart) and Zion (the New 
Jerusalem) the liberating of the children of Israel from bond- 
age; the building of the New Jerusalem and the establishing of 
all people who are eligible, according to the laws of God, to in- 
herit the center stake of Zion, is the great and important 
mission before the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
today; and this cannot and will not be done, until the man like 
unto Moses, this root of Jesse, the Indian Prophet, is raised up 



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to do it, saith the Lord God (Doc. & Cov. 103:.) The Lord's 
strange act, (Doc. & Cov. 95:1-5; 101:85-95; Isaiah 28:21,) the 
making bare of His Holy arm, (Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11, I. Nephi 
22:10, 11, II. Nephi 33:11; Moroni 7:35; III. Nephi 20:34-39.) 
In the coming forth of last and all records (I. Nephi 13:39-41, 
III. Nephi 21:9-11; 26:6-13,) wherein God's power is to be 
shown forth, (Alma 37:4-19.) The brass plates, the larger 
plates of Nephi, the sealed records and instruments of anti- 
quity, have never been delivered to the Latter-day Saints 
Church, but are to be given to this people (or Church) in this 
dispensation, according to Historical Record Vol. 7, 1st Chapter 
and last verse, which reads as follows: "Joseph, after having 
completed the work which the Lord had entrusted him with, 
delivered the records back to Moroni, who still has them in 
charge. The Lord has promised that the sealed part of the re- 
cords shall, in His own due time, be given to His people in this 
dispensation, together with other sacred records and instru- 
ments of antiquity, the hiding place which is not yet known." II 
Nephi 27:10, 11,21-24; 30:18; Mormon 5:8-15; Doc. & Cov. 128: 
18; 5:9-11; 17:6; 6:26, 29; 25:4; III Nephi 26:6-13; Doc. & Cov. 
136:37-39. This mighty man who is to do this marvelous and 
strange act (work), who is the Indian Prophet (II Nephi 3:24,) 
who is the root of Jesse, (compare I Nephi 13:39, 40, Doc. & 
Cov. 90:9-11) then compare II Nephi 21:5-11 with II Nephi 30: 
10-18; III Nephi 21 :9-l 1, and you will see this man who is to bring 
forth the last and all records is to be greatly marred for bearing 
testimony of the same, but Jesus Christ will heal him and give 
him power to bring forth the records. Isaiah says that one of the 
Lord's servants shall be cast out of the Church and the Church 
will say, let the Lord be glorified, after they shall cast him out, 
but the Lord will appear to his joy, and they that cast him out 
shall be ashamed. Isaiah 66:2-7. So this root of Jesse must be 
the "One Mighty and Strong" spoken of in the 7th verse of the 
85th section of the Doc. & Cov., for he has a mighty work to 
do as the Lord's servant, in bringing forth the last and all 
records, etc., which is the final and last work preparatory for 
the Savior's second advent. The redemption of Zion 
is many years in the future (Doc, & Cov, 58:44; 128:18; 



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123:6-17) from the organization of the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter-day Saints, by Joseph Smith, Jr., April 6, A. D. 
1830, Doc. & Cov. 95:1-6; 101:85-95; Isaiah 28:21; Doc. & Cov. 
105:9. 

The Lord says therefore in consequence of the trans- 
gression of My people it is expedient in Me that Mine elders 
should wait for a little season for the redemption of Zion and 
now verily I say concerning the residue of the Elders of My 
Church, the time has not come, for many years, for them to 
receive their inheritance in this land, except they desire it 
through the prayer of faith only as it shall be appointed unto 
them of the Lord. And now I give unto you a word concern- 
ing Zion. Zion shall be redeemed, although she is chastened 
for a little season. For I will raise up unto Myself a pure people 
that will serve Me in righteousness. (Doc. & Cov. 100:13, 16,) 
for it is My will that these lands should be purchased, and 
after they are purchased that My Saints should possess them 
according to the laws of consecration which I have given. 
(Doc. & Cov. 105:29.) They that remain, and are pure in 
heart shall return, and come to their inheritances, they and 
their children, with songs of everlasting joy, to build up the 
waste places of Zion, Doc. Cov. 101:18. The Lord says he will 
raise up unto his people a man who shall lead them out of 
bondage like as Moses did anciently with power, as in the land 
of Egypt, then he must hold the sceptre of power in his hand, 
for ancient Moses did, Exo. 4:2, 4, 17. This mighty and strong 
servant of the Lord will redeem this people, Church or Israel, 
out of whatever spiritual and temporal bondage they may be 
in, and set the Church in order according to the law of the 
Celestial Kingdom, (Doc. & Cov., 105:1-6, 34,) and lead them 
back to the center stake of Zion to their inheritance in that 
promised land. 

THE INDIAN PROPHET'S AND THE LAMANITE'S DAY. 

Now as the Indians or Lamanites are to be the 
principle builders of the New Jerusalem, assisted by the 
Gentile Saints, III Nephi 21:22-26, makes it very evident the 
Lamanites will be the prominent factors in this Church at that 



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time, for they are to blossom as the rose and flourish upon 
the hills and rejoice upon the mountains, before they return 
to the center stake of Zion, Doc. & Cov. 49:24-26. When they 
return they are to be the principle builders of the New Jeru- 
salem III Nephi 21:22-26. The Lamanites in the day of the 
Lord's wisdom are to return unto Him (III Nephi 16:) and the 
last records are to come in the day of God's wisdom (Alma 
37:) and as an Indian Prophet is to rise up mighty among 
them, who shall do much good both in word, (in bearing testi- 
mony of the coming forth of these last records) and in deed 
(by bringing forth of these last records after much marring 
III Nephi 21:7-12) being an instrument in the hands of God, 
with exceeding faith (exceeding faith because of the tremen- 
dous opposition he will meet for bearing testimony of this 
last work, and the many years that are to elapse before this 
great work is accomplished) to work mighty wonders (as 
Moses of old did) and do that thing which is great (the bring- 
ing forth of the last and all records through the greatest op- 
position and marring, Isaiah 66:5; III Nephi 21:9-12, and to be 
healed of the Lord, which will certainly constitute a great and 
strange work) in the sight of God and unto the seed of thy 
brethren, II Nephi 3:11, 24. The mission of this Indian Prophet 
in behalf of the house of Israel and the seed of his brethren, 
the Lamanites, is to accomplish the same results as are to be 
accomplished when the Lord reveals His arm in power, (Doc. 
& Cov. 90:9-11,) in the coming forth of the last and all records. 
I Nephi 13: 39-41; II Nephi 30:18; I Nephi 14:10-15. The work 
to be performed by the Indian Prophet and the time and pur- 
pose of said mission, is very convincing that he is the "mighty 
and Strong" character who is to do the work which the Lord 
says this man like unto Moses is to do. Moses was a President, 
(Doc. & Cov. 107:91, 92,) with all the gifts, powers and author- 
ity, that God bestowed upon any man, and he talked face to 
face with the Lord; and there was none like him in all Israel, 
and there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, 
(Exod. 33:11 Num. 12:7, 8;) whom the Lord knew face to face 
and Joshua was in Israel and remained with them for years 
after Moses died, Deut. 34:9-12. The Lord does not say he will 



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raise up unto His people a man like unto Joshua, (a presiding 
Bishop) as the said Church article would like to make people 
believe, nor does the Lord say a Bishop is going to put forth 
his hand to steady the ark of God, and fall by a shaft of 
death, etc., or even infer it is a Bishop, as the said Church 
article would have people believe, Joshua 1:1; 11:15; Num. 
34:16-20. Joshua received his instructrions from God by Urim 
through Eleazer the Priest of the Levitical Order of the Priest- 
hood, thus was the presiding Bishop instructed and why? 
Because there only remained after the death of Moses the 
Aaronic or the Levitical Order of the Priesthood, which holds 
the keys of the ministering of angels and instruction by Urim, 
etc., Doc. & Cov. 107:15; 88; 84:25, 26; Num. 27:21. Now as 
the Lord says; a Bishop is to divide inheritance and be a judge 
in Israel like as it was in ancient days, (Doc. & Cov. 58:17) 
he is to be a modern Joshua, a President of the Levitical Order 
of the Priesthood (Doc. & Cov. 107:88,) Joshua was an ancient 
Presiding Bishop (Doc. & Cov. 107:15,) who fulfilled the of- 
fice, as is delegated to the head Bishop, in this Church today. 
This modern Joshua must have some of this modern Moses' 
honor (or power) (Doc. & Cov. 107:11-15, 72-74,) put upon him 
(in order that the Church will be obedient to his ministry, in 
establishing them in their inheritances, as Joshua had put upon 
him anciently, (Num. 27:20; 11:17,) to establish Israel in their 
inheritance. Joshua did as Moses directed in everything, 
(Joshua 1 1 :15,) and likewise must this modern presiding Bishop 
do as this modern Moses directs in order that this mission shall 
be done as in ancient days, (Doc. & Cov. 58:17;) thus we see 
that a presiding Bishop cannot hold the sceptre of power in 
his hand, but is to have some power put upon him by the one 
who does hold the sceptre of power in his hand, who is God's 
legal representative and a President of the Melchisedek Priest- 
hood always (Doc. & Cov. 81:2,) whenever the Melchisedek 
Priesthood is on this earth; thus a bishop must always be 
subject to the President of the High Priesthood when upon the 
earth, and have some of the honor or power put upon him. 
This "Mighty and Strong" Indian Prophet, man like unto 



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Moses, root of Jesse, that is to bring forth the last and all 
records and do this great and mighty work in behalf of Israel, 
etc., must talk face to face with the Lord and Savior Jesus 
Christ, as did Moses of old, and as did the Prophet Joseph 
Smith, in order to be like unto them and act with authority 
and power, and be rightfully their legal successors. This is 
the kind of a man he must be in order that the Saints will be 
obedient to his ministry. 

ONE MAN ON EARTH AT A TIME TO HOLD 

THE SCEPTRE OF POWER.' 

The scriptural proof, and reasoning, why a Presiding 
Bishop, who standeth in his mission as in ancient days, (Doc. 
& Cov. 58:17) to divide inheritances, cannot hold the sceptre 
of power in his hand, in part, is this, there is never to be but 
one man on this earth at a time, who is to hold the sceptre or 
keys of power in his hand, (Doc. & Cov. 132:7, 59, 60,) and 
that one is always the President of the Melchisedek Priesthood, 
and of necessity the President of the Church of Jesus Christ 
upon the earth, Doc. & Cov. 81:2. The keys of the Kingdom 
we have shown to be the sceptre that was wrested from Judah 
by John the Baptist into the hands of Jesus Christ, and from 
Peter, in connection with James and John, his counsellors, 
upon the head of Joseph Smith the Prophet, and this sceptre, 
keys of the Kingdom, belongs always unto the President of 
the High Priesthood. Doc. & Cov. 81:2, whenever this holy 
Priesthood is upon the earth. Moses was a President of the 
High Priesthood (Doc. & Cov. 107:91- 92) and held the keys 
of power and sceptre, or rod of God, in his hand as the royal 
ensign of his authority, (Num. 20:8, 9; Exo. 4:17-21; 17:9) 
and was without an equal in all Israel, (Deut. 34:9-12) and 
was the most meek man in Israel, (Num. 12:3) and the only 
one with whom God spoke face to face and there arose not a 
Prophet since like him, (Deut. 34:10; Num. 12:7, 8.) He was 
God's mighty and strong leader with the sceptre of power, 
(rod of God) in his hands, (Exo. 4:17-20,) and he, as God's 
servant, (Jos. 1:2, 7, 11:15) put some of his honor or power 
(Doc. & Cov. 29:36,) upon Joshua whose position and duty was 



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that of a Presiding Bishop, (Doc. & Cov. 107:15, 88,) who did 
as Moses directed him in his work (Joshua 1:1, 11:15) per- 
taining to the establishing of the Israelites in their inheritances 
in that olden time. (Joshua 11:15-23.) 

A BISHOP TO BE DIRECTED BY THE PRESIDENT. 

Therefore the Presiding Bishop at the time the worthy 
Saints are to be returned and established in their inheritance 
in Jackson County, Misouri, and the surrouding country, must 
be directed by, and be obedient to, one like unto Moses, a 
President, Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 107:91, 92,) who is to be 
raised up holding the sceptre of power in his hand, (Doc. & 
Cov. 85:7; Exo. 4:17-20) to set in order the house of God, (or 
Church, I Tim. 3:15; Doc. & Cov. 20:1; 90:16,) and arrange by 
lot the inheritances of the Saints, Num. 34:13-29; 33:50-54; 
Joshua 11:15-23; 14:1, 2; 18:10. This future Moses President 
will have the Presiding Bishop attend to the dividing by lot of 
inheritance, as his minister in the matter, (Joshua 1:1, 11:15,) 
in order that it be done as in ancient days, and to conform to the 
word of God, in this matter, Doc. & Cov. 58:17. "To the law 
and to the testimony, and if they speak not according to this 
word, it is because there is no light in them," II Nephi 18:20. 
Zion is under condemnation and will remain so until they 
repent and do according to that which is written. Doc. & Cov. 
84:56, 57. 

A PRESIDENT TO SET IN ORDER ALL THE 
AFFAIRS OF THE CHURCH. 

The Lord says in speaking to the Presidency of His 
Church, "and this shall be your business and mission in all 
your lives, to preside in counsel and set in order all the affairs 
of this Church and Kingdom." Doc. & Cov. 90:16. Therefore 
any setting in order that is necessary to be done, or attended 
to, in this Church and Kingdom, (Doc. & Cov. 85:7) must be 
done by the Presidency of this Church, in order to comply 
with the word of God, and that Presidency must have an offi- 
ciating head, as God's vicegerant, as Moses and the Prophet 
Joseph Smith respectively were in their day and time, for 



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there is never but one man on earth at a time who is to hold 
the keys of power and superintend all the affairs of God's 
work on this earth. Doc. & Cov. 132:7 90:16; 81:2. The Lord 
says "and it shall come to pass that I the Lord God will send 
one mighty and strong, holding the sceptre of power in his 
hand clothed with light for a covering, whose mouth shall 
utter words, eternal words; while his bowels shall be a fountain 
of truth, to set in order the house of God and to arrange by 
lot the inheritances of the Saints, whose names are found, and 
the names of their fathers, and of their children, enrolled in 
the book of the law of God." This great man evidently will be 
the Lord's servant, for God sends him to set His house in 
order, and to return the worthy Saints to their place of promise, 
that the great central temple and the New Jerusalem may be 
builded preparatory for His second coming. This great and 
mighty man must have aids and assistants to accomplish this 
great work. 

GEORGE T. PEAY'S STATEMENT CONCERNING 
THE TIME OF THE SEVENTH PRESIDENT. 

Elder George T. Peay, of Provo, now deceased, said, 
during the summer of 1900, that he was out in his field, 
about 2 o'clock P. M., on a clear day and could see that there 
was no one near him, for he could see for one fourth mile 
in any direction; a voice spoke out of heaven and said "In 
the time of the seventh President of this Church, great things 
will happen and wonderful things transpire; he told this to 
dozens of different people, who can bear witness. 

PRES. JOHN TAYLOR'S PROPHECY PERTAINING 

TO THE TIME OF THE SEVENTH PRESIDENT. 
In September of 1886 during the underground days, John 
Taylor, then the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints, while standing in a halo of light, said, that 
during the administration of the seventh President of this Church 
that the Church would be in bondage temporally as well as 
spiritually, and at that time God would raise up the one 
"Mighty and Strong," as spoken of in the 85th section of the 
Doctrine and Covenants to deliver His Saints out of bondage and 



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to make honorable the principle for which he was then in 
hiding, meaning polygamy. This can be attested to by living 
witnesses, if further proof is necessary. 

WHEN ZION PUTS ON HER BEAUTIFUL GARMENTS. 
Zion is to put on her beautiful garments when the United 
Order by consecration is established and other principles and 
laws of the Celestial Kingdom in connection therewith are 
lived. (Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6, 34; 82:14-21.) Then Zion is to put 
on the authority of the Priesthood and to return to that power 
which she had lost, Doc. & Cov. 113:7, 8; III Nephi 20:34-46. 
Some of the power which Zion has lost, is in the abandonment 
of the living of the United Order by consecration for the Lord 
says; "Nevertheless, in your temporal things you shall be equal, 
and that not grudgingly, otherwise the abundance of the mani- 
festation of the spirit shall be withheld (a spiritual bondage) 
Doc. & Cov. 70:14. In union there is strength, and if ye are 
not equal in earthly things and united according to the union 
required by the law of the Celestial Kingdom, ye cannot be 
equal in obtaining heavenly things, (Doc. & Cov. 78:5, 6,) 
and without this union, Jesus Christ will never receive you or 
His Church unto Himself, Doc. & Cov. 105:4, 5. This Church 
might have been redeemed before now had the Saints lived the 
Celestial law, which is union, equality and oneness, then would 
the abundance of the spirit been with them, and they would have 
had continuous revelation (Doc. & Cov. 70:14,) but through 
covetousness, transgression and feigned words the United 
Order by consecration was dissolved, Doc. & Cov. 104:48-53, 
and discontinued for a little season, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-7, 9, 
13; 58:44; 100:13, 16; 52:43. The Lord says: "And my people 
must needs be chastened until they learn obedience (to Celes- 
tial law of union, equality and oneness) if it must needs be 
by the things which they suffer/' Doc. & Cov. 105:4-6. So this 
modern Moses is to redeem the children of the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints back into the United Order, and 
all other laws pertaining to the Celestial Kingdom, so that 



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they may have continued revelation, (Doc. & Cov. 103:14, 16,) 
and an abundance of the manifestation of His spirit, (Doc. 
& Cov. 70:14.) "That you may be equal in the bands of heaven- 
ly things; yea, and earthly things also, for the obtaining of heav- 
enly things; for if ye are not equal in earthly things, ye 
cannot be equal in obtaining heavenly things; for if you will 
that I give unto you a place in the celestial world, you must 
prepare yourselves by doing the things which I have com- 
manded you, and required of you." Doc. & Cov. 78:5-7; 
105:1-5; 42:29-39. "Behold I say unto you, were it not for the 
transgressions of my people, speaking concerning the Church 
and not individuals, they might have been redeemed even now; 
But behold, they have not learned to be obedient to the things 
which I required at their hands, but are full of all manner of 
evils, and do not impart of their substance, as becometh saints, 
to the poor and afflicted among them (the Saints today are 
contaminated somewhat with this same disease,) and are not 
united according to the union required by the law of the Ce- 
lestial Kingdom; (this same cap fits the Church today) and 
Zion cannot be biult up, unless it is by the principles of the 
law of the Celestial Kingdom, otherwise I cannot receive her 
unto myself; (then it is absolutely necessary and imperative 
that this Church be set in order) and my people must needs 
be chastened until they learn obedience, if it must needs be, 
by the things which they suffer;" and are willing to abide the 
law of the Celestial Kingdom, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6. God says 
this order was given and commanded to be established and to 
be an everlasting order for the benefit of the Church, and for 
the salvation of men until he comes, Doc. & Cov. 104:1, 15, 16, 
18; 82:20, 21; 42:39. Thus we see this Celestial law must be 
re-established. Therefore the Lord God will rise up and per- 
form his strange act and cause a President to fall by the shaft 
of death as recorded in the 85th Section of Doctrine & Cove- 
nants, 7th verse. Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring 
forth his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should 
perish, than that a nation should dwindle and perish in un- 
belief, 1 Nephi 4:13; Alma 30:47. 



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WHEN THE GOSPEL TURNS UNTO THE LAMANITES, 
JEWS AND ALL NATIONS IN POWER IN VERY DEED. 

This marvelous strange act as spoken of in holy writ 
cannot be accomplished until the time comes when the Lord 
sees fit to make bare his holy arm, (I Nephi 22:10, 11, 20, 21; 
III Nephi 20:35), which will be when the man disbelieved and 
marred brings forth records as Jesus Christ explained to the 
Nephites, III Nephi 21:9-11. Which will be when the Gospel 
will turn unto the Jews and the Lamanites, and all the nations 
of the earth, which is a future event, Doc. & Cov. 90:7-12; Isaiah 
1:16-28. Joseph Smith, the Prophet prayed for the Lord to 
make bare his arm and redeem Zion, Doc. & Cov. 109:51. This 
would indicate the man like unto Moses as being the one 
through whom God would work, to make bare His arm for He 
is the one that is spoken of that the Lord is going to raise up 
to redeem Zion or that which he did appoint a Zion 
unto his people, (Doc. & Cov. 103: 14-18,) therefore this root 
of Jesse, the Indian Prophet, "Mighty and Strong" man that 
the Lord is going to send to set in order the house of God 
is to re-establish the United Order by consecration and make 
his (God's) law (which includes plurality of wives) honorable, 
(Isaiah 42:21; 5:25; 24:5) and to arrange by lot the inheritance 
of the Saints. He is, and can be none other than this man 
like unto Moses, a president, for it takes a president to set in 
order the affairs of this Church and Kingdom, Doc. & Cov. 
90:16. And it takes a man like unto Moses to redeem Zion 
and divide by lot the inheritance of the Saints and have a 
Presiding Bishop attend to the dividing by lot, inheritances 
as his minister, as typical of ancient days, (Josh. 1:1; Doc. 
& Cov. 58:17), thus we see the one character that has all the 
necessary prerequisites to be this one spoken of in the 
85th Section of the Doctrine & Covenants, is this 
modern Moses spoken of in the 103rd Section of the 
same book: As has been shown he must be a presi- 
dent: (Doc. & Cov. 107:91, 92,) and the one who is to 
fall by the shaft of death, is as thoroughly proven to be a 
President as it is proven that the one sent of God to set his 



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house or Church (I Tim. 3:15.) in order is to be a president, 
for the "Mighty and Strong" one, that is to come, is to take 
the place and be established in the position that this fallen 
President makes vacant. Therefore according to holy scrip- 
tures, this one "Mighty and Strong" who is to come, cannot 
possibly be a bishop, neither can it possibly be a bishop that 
putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God, and then 
fall, or to have the sentence of death mitigated in his behalf 
like as this said Church article says the sentence of death 
against Bishop Edward Partridge was withdrawn. According 
to the laws of God the ecclesiastical position of a Bishop is not 
equal unto such a work, as it takes a President of the Mel- 
chisedek priesthood or President of the Church to do, Doc. 
& Cov. 90:16; 132:7; 81:2; 107:8; 14, 15, 17, 18, 68, 87, 88. 

THE "MIGHTY AND STRONG" ONE IS TO RETURN 
SCATTERED ISRAEL BACK TO MISSOURI, THE 
LAND OF THE NEW JERUSALEM. 

It takes a President to fulfill the requirements as set forth 
in the 85th and 103rd Sections of the Doc. & Cov. Moses was 
a President of the Melchisedek priesthood, and not a Bishop, 
and one "Mighty and Strong" like unto him is to redeem Zion, 
them lead her back to the center stake of Zion or Mount Zion, 
in the land of Missouri, and then establish her in that land 
of the New Jerusalem, in her inheritance, Doc. & Cov. 103: 
11-18; 85:. Then this mighty man will be the President of the 
Church, the greatest of all and without an equal in all Israel 
in order to be like Moses of old, Deut. 34:9-12; Num. 12:3. 
Some people have said President Brigham Young was the man 
like unto Moses, spoken of in the 103rd Section of the Doc- 
trine & Covenants. But this 85th Section of the Doctrine & 
Covenants says, in connection with the 103rd Section of the 
Doctrine & Covenants, to return to the land of Zion from whence 
they were scattered. President Brigham Young only helped 
to scatter (Doc. & Cov. 103:11, (in a manner) for he led the 
people out away and established them in a land more than 
one thousand miles from the center stake of Zion, Jackson 
County, Missouri. President Young has long since passed 



to the other side and Zion is not yet redeemed and returned 
to the land spoken of in the 85th and 103rd Sections of the 
Doctrine and Covenants. Still again the word of the Lord 
comes to President Brigham Young, January 14th, 1847; at 
Winterquarters, that stops all speculation as to President Brig- 
ham Young's mission, which says, "Let every man use his 
influence and property to remove this people to the place 
where the Lord shall locate a Stake of Zion, Doc. & Cov. 136:10. 
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri is the land of Zion 
and not a Stake of Zion, (Doc. & Cov. 101 :16, 21) and is called 
Zion, the abode of Zion (the pure in heart, Doc. 97:21) and is 
also called Mount Zion, which shall be the City of New Jeru- 
salem, Doc. & Cov. 84:2. Enoch said, "And the Lord called 
His people Zion, because they were of one heart and one mind, 
and dwelt in righteousness; and there was no poor among 
them," Pearl of Great Price 7:18. 

MANY NAMES BY WHICH THIS MIGHTY SERVANT OF 

THE LORD IS DESIGNATED. 

Zion, the New Jerusalem, the selected dwelling place of 
the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; back to this Holy and con- 
secrated spot of earth is where this modern Moses, root of 
Jesse, Indian Prophet, much marred and cast out servant of the 
Lord, the "Mighty and Strong" leader, President of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who is to be revealed and 
established in the very near future as God's chosen viseger- 
ant, and legal representative: He is to lead all worthy Saints, 
(Doc. 103:11-18; 101: 16-21; 85:) back to Zion the place ap- 
pointed, for the building of the great central temple and the 
City of the New Jerusalem, which is the land of Independence, 
Jackson County, Missouri, from whence the saints were driven 
and in 1847 and were led by President Brigham Young to the 
top of the mountains to fulfill prophecy, Micah 4:1, 10; Isaiah 
2:2; Doc. & Cov. 49:25-26. In fulfillment of these prophecies, 
the early day saints of Joseph Smith's time have come to the 
mountains, and are established in Utah, and other moun- 
tainous states of the west. Thus we see President Brigham 
Young was not the one referred to as spoken of in the 



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85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants. The land of 
the New Jerusalem can only be inherited by living the United 
Order by consecration and other laws of the Celestial King- 
dom, including plurality of wives, Isaiah 4: II Nephi 14: Doc. 
& Cov. 132:. In the land of the New Jerusalem the Savior 
will come and accept Zion, the pure in heart, according to the laws 
of the Celestial Kingdom and upon no other condition, Doc. 
& Cov. 105:1-6, 34. And the Lord further says, "Let those 
commandments which I have given concerning Zion and her 
law be executed and fulfilled after her redemption," Doc. & 
Cov. 105:34. This shows the reason why the United Order by 
consecration is not established and why the legality or illeg- 
ality of polygamy in this Church is such a shrouded mystery in 
the minds of the people today: (on account of the manifesto 
or Dr. Jeckel and Mr. Hyde alliance). 

THE REDEMPTION OF ZION BY THE "MIGHTY AND 
STRONG ONE" NECESSARY. 

God says these Celestial laws are to be fulfilled and exe- 
cuted after Zion's redemption, which cannot be accomplished 
until the one like unto Moses, a President, is raised up to set 
this church in order. Doc. & Cov. 85:7; 103:11-18 III Nephi 
21:9-11; Alma 37:1-19. 

This setting of the Church in order cannot be attended to 
until this man like unto Moses has borne testimony of the 
coming forth of the last and all records (III Nephi 21:9-11; 
I Nephi 13:39-41; II Nephi 21:4-11 in comparison with II Nephi 
30:9-18,) and be disbelieved and marred and cast out of the 
Church, (Isaiah 66:5 III Nephi 21:9-11,) and then be healed by 
the hand of the Lord, (Isaiah 66:5; III Nephi 21:11,) then he is 
to bring forth these last records and be established in his 
place at the head of the Church and then, and not until then, 
will the Church be set in order according to the way and manner 
spoken of in holy writ. 

O. F. WHITNEY ARTICLE EXCERPT. 
Apostle Orson F. Whitney gives a very appropriate reason 
why the authorities and members of the Church of Jesus Christ 



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of Latter-day Saints oppose the coming forth of the last 
records, (III Nephi 21:9-11) by the one "Mighty and Strong", 
to set the Church in order, etc., (Doc. & Cov. 85:) and why 
attempts are made to explain away this 85th section. Brother 
Whitney says: "Revelation is ever the iconoclast of tradition; 
and such is the bigotry of man, his natural hatred of the new 
and strange, as opposed to his personal interests or private 
views, that the very lives of those whose mission is to intro- 
duce and establish new doctrines, though designed as a bless- 
ing to humanity, are ever in danger from those whose tradi- 
tions would thus be uprooted and destroyed." History of 
Heber C. Kimball, pp. 333. Therefore; said Church Article of 
1905 and 1907 is a natural sequence or something to be ex- 
pected, for the Lord says: "For behold, I am God; and I am 
a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am 
the same yesterday, to-day and forever; and I v/ork not among 
the children of men save it be according to their faith," 
II Nephi 27:23. 

Three revelations; two to President John Taylor in the 
years 1882 and 1886, and one to President Wilford Woodruff in 
the year 1889, have been given to this Church, or to the authori- 
ties of this Church, who should have given them to the Church : 
Said revelations have not been revoked by "Thus saith the 
Lord," so are still in full force and effect. The authorities to 
date, (June, 1922), have failed to comply with the requests par- 
ticularized in said revelations, and why have they not obeyed 
the Lord? The answer comes: Because they don't think the Lord 
means what he says, in said revelations; for their actions cry 
aloud; "we have no faith in the Lord:" And why have they no 
faith in the Lord? Moroni answers, "Neither can ye be 
saved in the Kingdom of God, if ye have no faith; neither 
can ye if ye have no hope; and if ye have no hope, ye must 
needs be in despair; and despair cometh because of iniquity," 
Moroni 10:21, 22. 

The righteous are as bold as a lion, which naturally infers 
that sinners are cowardly and flee when no man pursueth, 
(Prov. 28:1 ; Lev. 26:17; Ps. 53:5,) therefore; the whole Church, 
leaders and all, are branded as a bunch of cowards in the sight 



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of Almighty God, who have disregarded the contents of said 
above quoted three revelations. The Lord cannot work through, 
or with faithless, timid leaders to bring about Zion's redemp- 
tion; the only thing the Lord can or will do with such types 
of men who are occupying the positions as leaders, will be to 
move them out of the way in order to make room for new 
timber that believe in "thus saith the Lord" and are willing to 
do as the Lord directs, Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 8. 

INDIAN PROPHET'S MISSION. 

There is no redemption for Zion, until this Indian Prophet 
is established as the head or President of the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the mouth piece of the Lord 
and Savior Jesus Christ unto this people. He will be established 
in his proper place by the Lord Himself, just about or after the 
time a President falls to make vacant the chair for this "Mighty 
and Strong One" to occupy, Doc. & Cov. 85: Therefore this 
modern redeemer who is to be raised up, must hold the sceptre 
of power in his hand to accomplish the great and mighty 
work that is to be done in behalf of Israel, in order to redeem 
Zion from the bondage of oppression, both spiritual and tem- 
poral, and cause the great division between the righteous and 
the wicked, (Doc. & Cov. 103:15, 18; I Nephi 14:1, 7; II Nephi 
30:10, 18; Doc. & Cov. 90:10, 11; 101:93-95; III Nephi 21:9-11; 
Alma 37:4, 14, 18, 19; I Nephi 14:12-14, compare this last refer- 
ence with present conditions,) This great and mighty man is to 
set the house of God in order, in re-establishing the laws of the 
Celestial Kingdom, before he can establish the worthy Saints 
in their inheritance in the land of the New Jerusalem. This 
man must divide by lot inheritances to be like Moses of old 
(Num. 34:13, 16-29,) and that can only be done agreeable to 
the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, Doc. & Cov. 85:3; 105:1-6. 

THE ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG AND THE MAN 
LIKE UNTO MOSES IDENTICAL. 

This modern Moses answers every description set forth 
in the seventh verse of the 85th section of the Doctrine and 
Covenants and has the same work to attend to and in the same 



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place and at the same time as is delegated to the one referred 
to in that revelation, namely the man "Mighty and Strong," 
whom God is going to send to attend to His affairs upon this 
earth. So the man "Mighty and Strong" and the man like unto 
Moses must be one and the self same individual or else there 
is to be two, yet to be raised up, for the establishing of the 
Saints in their inheritance in Jackson County, Missouri, to 
concede this dual premise would be a vain assumption and a 
wresting of the holy scriptures, which plainly tell us there is 
one initial redemption or restoration for Zion to the land of 
promise, Jackson County, Missouri, from whence they were 
driven in the early rise of this Church and came willingly to the 
valleys of the mountains (because they were compelled) in order 
to fulfill prophecy, Isaiah 2:2; Micah 4:1 ; Isaiah 40:9. The Lord 
says, But verily I say unto you, I have decreed that your 
brethren which have been scattered shall return to the land 
of their inheritances and build up the waste places of Zion, 
(Doc. & Cov. 103:11; 101:13, 18, 20,) agreeable to the law of 
the Celestial Kingdom, (Doc. & Cov. 105:29.) Therefore, I 
will raise up unto my people a man (not two men) who shall 
lead them like as Moses led the Children of Israel, Doc. & Cov. 
103:16-18. This makes it conclusive as to who and what kind 
of a man and what office he will hold that is to do this work; 
He is to be a President and not a Bishop, Doc. & Cov. 107:91, 
92. The 9th verse of the 85th section Doc. & Cov. says, "And 
all they who are not found written in the book of remembrance, 
shall find none inheritance in that day, but they shall be cut 
asunder and their portion shall be appointed them among un- 
believers, where are wailing and gnashing of teeth." 

CLASS OF INDIVIDUALS TO BE CUT ASUNDER. 

Now let us see what class of individuals are to be cut 
assunder and why they are not to receive inheritances in the 
New Jerusalem. The 3rd verse of the 85th Section of the 
Doctrine and Covenants says, "It is contrary to my will and 
commandment of God that those who receive not their inheri- 
tance by consecration agreeable to His laws, which He has 
given, that He may tithe His people to prepare them against 



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the day of burning, should have their names enrolled with the 
people of God." (See Doc. & Cov. 119:.) The enrollment will 
consist of all the eligible people of this earth who will abide 
the laws of the United Order by consecration and other laws 
of the Celestial Kingdom, including pluralty of wives, and those 
who will not abide the laws of the Celestial Kingdom are to 
be cut assunder and their names will not be enrolled in the 
book of the law of God, for all those whose names are found 
written in that book are to find an inheritance in the land of 
the New Jerusalem, the Zion of our God. By this and the fol- 
lowing references we are given to understand that Zion is to 
be redeemed and set in order before she returns to inherit the 
promised land, Mount Zion the New Jerusalem, Doc. & Cov. 
84:2. The redeemed of the Lord shall return and come with 
singing unto Zion, (meaning all who will keep all the laws of 
the Celestial Kingdom, for the Lord says he is no respector 
of persons. Isaiah 51:11.) Thy people shall be all righteous; 
they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting; 
the work of My hand, that I may be glorified, Isaiah 60:21 ; Rev. 
5:11. The Redeemer shall come to Zion and unto them that 
turn from transgression in Jacob, saith the Lord, Isaiah 59:20. 
Thus we see the cutting off as spoken of in the 9th verse of 
the 85th Section of the Doc. & Cov. shall have been performed 
and attended to at the time or just before the return of the 
worthy Saints to Jackson County, Missouri, and they who are 
of the High Priesthood, whose names are not found written 
in the book of the law, etc., are to find none inheritance among 
the Saints of the most High, Doc. & Cov. 85:11. You cannot 
cut assunder that which does not belong to an organization, 
therefore, all those who profess to be Latter-day Saints, that 
hold the Melchisedek Priesthood, and will not abide the law 
of the Celestial Kingdom as has been stated, will not be en- 
rolled in the book of the law of God (Celestial Law Doc. & 
Cov. 105:1-6, 34,) and be privileged to inherit the promised 
land in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. Mount Zion 
is a consecrated spot of earth where Jesus Christ is coming 
to dwell and the Saints must be united as one, and live all 
the laws required in the Celestial Kingdom, in order to be in 



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his presence, Psalms 132:13, 14. Jesus Christ, when speaking 
to the Nephites, referring to the time when this disbelieved and 
marred man should bring forth His (Christ's) word, said: that 
all people would be cut off who would not believe what this 
man should reveal unto them. This shows, this marred man 
who is to bring forth these last records, is to be the "Mighty 
and Strong" Moses, who is to do this cutting off. The angel 
Moroni told Joseph Smith the Prophet that the cutting off 
was not yet, or that the day had not yet come when they who 
would not hear His (Christ's) voice should be cut off from 
among the people, but soon would come, Pearl of Great Price, 
page 90:40; Doc. & Cov. 1:14; 85:9; III Nephi 21:11. None 
but the obedient to the laws of the Celestial Kingdom are to as- 
sist the Lamanites in building the great city and temple in the 
land of the New Jerusalem, which, when completed, the glory 
of God shall rest upon it, and the Savior Himself shall dwell 
therein. Ill Nephi 21:22-25. 

WHEN THE CUTTING OFF IS TO TAKE PLACE. 

Jesus Christ told the Nephites the cutting off would follow 
the coming forth of these last records, wherein the Lord was 
going to make bare his holy arm, and convince the heathen 
nations and the house of Joseph of the gospel of their salva- 
tion, III Nephi 20:21; I Nephi 13:39-41; 14:14; Doc. & Cov. 
90:10; 1:14. By comparing these various scriptural references 
we are shown conclusively that the making bare of the Lord's 
arm in power is in the coming forth of the last and all records 
which are absolutely necessary before the cutting off can 
possibly take place. For the cutting off is to follow after the 
Lord makes bare His holy arm as these references give us to 
undestand, and also the cutting off is to follow the coming 
forth of the/ last and all records as these references give us to 
understand. So the making bare of the Lord's holy arm and 
the coming forth of the last and all records must be one and 
the self same event, for there is one cutting off and one great 
division spoken of, (I Nephi 14:7; II Nephi 30:10; Doc. & Cov. 
112:23-26,) "and the arm of the Lord shall be revealed and 
the day cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the 



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Lord, neither the voice of His servants, neither give heed to 
the words of the prophets and apostles, shall be cut off from 
among the people." Doc. & Cov. 1:14. "Therefore it shall 
come to pass, that whosoever will not believe in My words, 
who am Jesus Christ, whom the Father shall cause him to 
bring forth unto the Gentiles, and shall give unto him power 
that he shall bring them forth unto the Gentiles (it shall be 
done even as Moses said) they shall be cut off from among My 
people who are of the covenant," III Nephi 21:9-11. 

HOW AND WHO IS TO GET INHERITANCE 

IN THE NEW JERUSALEM. 

One of the terms and conditions of eligibility of receiving 
an inheritance in the New Jerusalem is consecration, and some 
of the laws of consecration are these: "Wherefore a com- 
mandment I give unto you to prepare and organize yourselves 
by a bond or everlasting covenant that cannot be broken," 
(Doc. & Cov. 78:11-13. "For it shall come to pass, that that 
which I have spoken by the mouths of My prophets shall be ful- 
filled; for I will consecrate of the riches of those who 
embrace my Gospel among the Gentiles, unto the poor of My 
people who are of the house of Israel, (Doc. & Cov. 42:39,) 
This is the way I the Lord have decreed to provide for My 
Saints, that the poor shall be exalted in that the rich are 
made low, (Doc. & Cov. 104:16.) That you may be equal in 
the bands of heavenly things; yea, and earthly things also for 
the obtaining of heavenly things, (Doc. & Cov. 78:5, 13, 14.) 
For if ye are not equal in earthly things ye cannot be equal 
in obtaining heavenly things, (Doc. & Cov. 78:6,) and all this 
for the benefit of the Church of the living God, that every 
man may improve upon his talent, that every man may gain 
other talents, yea even an hundred fold to be cast into the Lord's 
storehouse, to become the common property of the whole 
Church," Doc. & Cov. 82:18. This is the foundation on which 
the Church may stand independent above all other creatures 
beneath the celestial world, (Doc. & Cov. 78:5-14;) and Zion 
cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the law 
of the celestial Kingdom, otherwise I cannot receive her unto 



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myself, (Doc. & Cov. 1051-6.) For he who is not able to abide 
the law of the Celestial Kingdom (United Order by consecra- 
tion, including plurality of wives, etc.) cannot abide a celes- 
tial glory. (Doc. & Cov. 88:22, 38, 39; 105:1-6), and be priv- 
ileged to be where Jesus Christ has chosen His dwelling place 
forever in Zion, the New Jerusalem; (Doc, & Cov. 84:2-5; 
Pslams 132:13-14; III Nephi 21:25; Doc. & Cov. 45:66, 61; 
57:1-3; 49:24, 25; 42:35, 36,) then all who become heirs to 
dwell in the New Jerusalem, the Celestial Kingdom center of 
this earth, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's selected habita- 
tion forever, will have to conform to the laws governing the 
same. Psalms 48:1, 2; III Nephi 21:25; 20:22; Doc. & Cov. 
70:7, 8. United Order by consecration is one of the condi- 
tions by which Zion (the pure in heart) (Doc. & Cov. 97:21) 
(Enoch said the Lord called his people Zion, because they 
were of one heart and one mind, and dwelt in righteousness; 
and there was no poor among them, Pearl of Great Price, page 
38, verse 18) is to receive an inheritance in the new Jeru- 
salem, Mount Zion, (Doc. & Cov. 84:2,) and all who do not con- 
form to, and abide in the law of the Celestial Kingdom, which 
has been shown to be United Order by consecration, including 
plurality of wives, etc. (Isaiah 4: II Nephi 14: Doc. & Cov. 132:) 
and what other laws God may see fit to reveal, will not be per- 
mitted to possess an inheritance in the promised land. There- 
fore a cutting off, Doc. & Cov. 85:9-11; 1:14; 133:63; III Nephi 
21:11. A great division II Nephi 30:10; I Nephi 14:7. A 
separation of the wicked and rebellious from the righteous and 
obedient to the celestial law. Accordingly there must be a 
great and mighty reformation in the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints, for the present system of tithing is absolute- 
ly inadequate to entitle this Church or any of its members to 
receive an inheritance in Independence, Jackson County, Mis- 
souri. Some may ask why? The answer comes thus: Because 
inequality, class distinction and favoritism could exist 
forever under this present law of tithing. Doc. & Cov. 119:1-7; 
85:3; 78:4-15; 70:8, 14; 105:1-6, 29, 34; 42:30, 39; 82:11, 15-21; 
49:20; 58:35, 36; 104:15, 16. 



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RESTORATION OF CELESTIAL LAWS NECESSARY. 

Thus it is plainly to be seen; the absolute necessity of the 
setting in order of the house of God, which is His Church, (I 
Tim. 3:15.) in re-establishing the celestial law that has been 
forsaken and abandoned for a number of years, in order that 
the people of this Church, or all who may be worthy, may have 
a chance and the privilege to conform to, or reject the law 
of consecration and other celestial laws; that they may be 
accorded the privilege to dwell in the New Jerusalem, 
that the Lord be shown as no respecter of persons. The Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has long since ceased to 
live the laws of the United Order by consecration, or the prac- 
tice of polygamy as an open and honorable law. The United 
Order was given to be an everlasting order until Jesus Christ's 
second coming. (Doc. & Cov. 104:1, 15, 16; 70:15; 78:1-16; 
105:1-6; 56:18; 42:30, 39, 55; 49:20. Book of Moses, 7:18; Doc. 
& Cov. 119:) inasmuch as you sin not, (Doc. & Cov. 82:20,) and 
the soul that sins against this covenant and hardeneth his 
heart against it, shall be dealt with as the scriptures direct 
(That is, he is to be cut off, Doc. & Cov. 85:3-9, III Nephi 21:11; 
Doc. & Cov. 1:14) and be delivered over to the buffetings of 
Satan until the day of redemption, (Doc. & Cov. 82:21,) and 
my people must needs learn obedience (to the celestial law) 
if it must needs be by the things which they suffer, (Doc. & 
Cov. 105: 1-7,) and Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the 
principles of the law of the Celestial Kingdom, otherwise, I 
cannot receive her unto myself, Doc. & Cov. 105:5, 78:4-8. 
On the 26th of April, 1832, the Lord said, this order I have ap- 
pointed to be an everlasting order unto you and unto your suc- 
cessors, inasmuch as you sin not, Doc. & Cov. 82:20. The 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today is in the line 
of legal succession to the Church in 1832, which was under the 
leadership of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jun., then why does 
not this Church today, as legal successor of the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the days of the Prophet 
Joseph Smith, Junior, live by the voice of His holy scriptures 
(the oracles of God, Doc. & Cov. 90:4, 5; 124:39, 126). The 



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Church has sinned against these laws because they have 
ceased to abide in them. (Doc. & Cov. 104:51-53; 84:49-60; 
105:1-16, 34), and are under the bondage of sin and a broken 
Celestial law, and will remain in this condition until the man 
sent of God like unto Moses, is raised up and redeems Zion and 
sets this Church in order according to the laws God has pre- 
scribed, (Doc. & Cov. 85:7; 103:11-18; 113:7, 8; III Nephi 
21:9-11; Alma 37:1, 14, 18, 19) and prepares the Latter-day 
Saints to return and build up the City of Zion and the great 
central temple in the land of the New Jerusalem, Independence, 
Jackson County, Missouri. This work must be done by the one 
"Mighty and Strong" sent of God, holding the sceptre of 
power in his hands like unto Moses, (Num. 20:8, 9; Exo. 4:17, 
20; 17:9-14,) a President, (Doc. & Cov. 107:91, 92) (and not a 
Bishop) to set in order the house of God (a President's duty 
always) Doc. & Cov. 90:16; 81:2; 107:33; 50:26, 27. This man, 
the mighty and strong Moses, the root of Jesse, Indian Pro- 
phet, much marred and cast out of the Church, then healed 
of God, (Isaiah 66:5-7,) just about the time or soon after the 
one is to fall, Num. 20:8-12) by the shaft of death, that put- 
teth forth his hand to steady the ark of God; will be vindi- 
cated of the Lord and established in the position God has 
purposed he should occupy. 

ONENESS NECESSARY IN THE NEW JERUSALEM. 

This man like unto Moses is to redeem Zion and lead her 
back to Missouri and establish her in that land according to the 
law of the Celestial Kingdom, (Doc. & Cov. 85:3; 105:1-16, 34; 
103:11-18,) in order that the Church and Kingdom of the Lord, 
or Zion the pure in heart, be acceptable unto God, (Doc. & 
Cov. 105:5; 78:4-8), for unless the New Jerusalem is inherited 
according to this fashion, the people therein would not be fit 
associates and companions for Jesus Christ, for he is a celes- 
tial being, and this is to be his abode forever, (Psalms 132:13, 
14, Doc. & Cov. 58:13.) and the people of Enoch are to come 
to that City and they are a people who live all of God's laws, 
"if ye are not one ye are not mine saith the Lord," The glory 
of the Lord will be there and her people will be called holy, 



(Isaiah 4: II Nephi 14:) in the New Jerusalem; then they will be 
united and one. Every man seeking the interest of his neigh- 
bor and doing all things with an eye single to the glory of 
God, Doc. & Cov. 82:19. These are beautiful and glorious 
conditions to contemplate and are the height of ambition of 
every humble, honest, virtuous and upright individual being 
that exists upon the face of this earth, yea a day of joy, peace, 
rest and eternal happiness. What must be done before this 
haven of peace and rest be obtained and realized? Remember 
the answer comes; this happy condition is after a division, 
a cutting off, for only those who are living, or are willing 
to live, the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, are made pertakers 
of this blest condition. The rebellious having had their portion 
justly appointed unto them among unbelievers, where is weep- 
ing and wailing and gnashing of teeth; having had the privi- 
lege of repenting and conforming to the requirements of the 
laws of the Celestial Kingdom, and refusing to be obedient 
to the Celestial law; therefore they are justly appointed their 
portion having been left without an excuse, (Doc. & Cov. 
90:9-11; 101:92-95; 1:14; 85:) because after having the op- 
portunity they would not enter into the covenant and bond 
of the United Order, of the Celestial Kingdom, required by our 
Heavenly Father, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6, 34; 70:8; 78:11. The 
cutting off is clearly shown by holy writ to be a subsequent 
happening to the coming of the one "Mighty and Strong", 
who is to hold the sceptre of power in his hand. He must 
bring forth the last records, for God intends to show forth His 
power in the coming forth of the brass plates and other sacred 
records and; instruments of antiquity; (Alma 37:4, 14, 18, 19). 
They are to come forth in this dispensation, (His. Record, 
Vol. 7, 1st Chap, last verse,) to convince the nations, the heathen 
nations and the house of Joseph and also the Jews of the 
Gospel of their salvation. I Nephi 13:39-41. 

SCEPTRE OF POWER IN BRASS PLATES AND OTHER 
SACRED RECORDS AND INSTRUMENTS OF ANTIQUITY. 

The last records, etc., will be a sceptre of power in this 
"Mighty and Strong" root of Jesse, Indian Prophet, man like 



unto Moses' hands who is to set in order the house of 
God, which is absolutely future from this present day 
of June and the year, 1922. This makes plain the 
reason why Moroni told the Prophet Joseph Smith 
every time he appeared unto him that the cutting off was not 
Vet but soon would come, Pearl of Great Price, page 90, 
verse 40. For according to the scriptures this cutting off 
event, could not be accomplished until the Church was driven 
to the tops of the mountains, Micah 4: Isaiah 2:2; 40:9, and then 
after many years (Doc. & Cov. 58:44) were about to return 
to the promised heritage to build up the city and temple in the 
New Jerusalem, Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, 
III Nephi 21:9-21; Doc. & Cov. 84:1-15; 85: 103:11-18. 

JOSEPH SMITH, THE PROPHET, PREDICTS THE SAINTS 
WILL BECOME A MIGHTY PEOPLE IN THE 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS. 

Joseph Smith said the Church would go to the rocky 
mountains and become a mighty people there; attested to by 
Edward Rushton (His. Record, Vol. 7, page 497, 541) who heard 
him make this prophecy, and the 49th Section of the Doctrine 
& Covenants says Zion is to flourish upon the hills and re- 
joice upon the mountains and the Lamanites are to blossom 
as the rose 1 before this Church returns to the land of the New 
Jerusalem, and other scriptures say the redeemed of the Lord 
shall return unto Zion and everlasting joy shall be upon their 
head, they shall obtain gladness and joy and sorrow and 
mourning shall flee away, Isaiah 51:11; 2 Nephi 8:11. None 
are to inherit this central city, Zion, the New Jerusalem, and 
enjoy the haven of peace and happiness, but they who will 
abide the law of the Celestial Kingdom, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6, 
34; 85:3. 

MEN TO BE LEFT WITHOUT EXCUSE. 
Some people may and will say: "We do not know that 
Mormonism, so called, is true; and that the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's only recognized and ac- 
cepted Church upon this earth today, but the Lord in answer 



says: "It must needs be that all men may be left without 
excuse; that wise men and rulers may hear and know that 
which they have never considered." This event (when men 
are left without excuse) is to be after the Lord makes bare 
his holy arm. Ill Nephi 20:35, 36, 43-46; 21:8-11; Doc. & Cov. 
90:10, 11; 1 Nephi 22:10, 11, 20, 21. The coming forth of 
records as a convincing proof or power (Alma 37:2-19) in the 
hands of his servant the man like unto Moses, (Doc. & Cov. 
103:11-18,) and when these last records and instruments of anti- 
quity are brought forth, then wise men and rulers may hear 
and know that which they have never considered. Doc. & Cov. 
101:94; III Nephi 21:8-11; 20:34-36. The Lord says the making 
bare of his holy arm in the coming forth of records is to cause 
wise men and rulers to consider his gospel. Ill Nephi 21:8-11; 
1 Nephi 13:39-41; Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11. Then all who will 
believe and obey the laws of the Gospel of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints, and come into this Church and abide by the 
laws of the Celestial Kingdom are to assist the Lamanites 
to build the New Jerusalem, 3 Nephi 21:8-25. "What I have 
said unto you, must needs be, that all men may be left without 
excuse; That wise men and rulers may hear and know that 
which they have never considered; That I may proceed to bring 
to pass my act, my strange act, and perform my work, my 
strange work, that men may discern between the righteous 
and the wicked, saith your God, Doc. & Cov. 101 :93-95. Here 
the strange act is to cause wise men and rulers to consider 
Christ's gospel and to know where the true Church of the Lord 
is to be found, for they are to discern between the righteous 
and the wicked at that time. Thus we have proof positive 
according to the word of God that the making bare of the 
Lord's holy arm is in the coming forth of records in a strange 
act, or manner, that men may discern between the right- 
eous and the wicked, then they shall have been convinced and 
left without an excuse as to the truthfulness of the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ on this earth, and know where the true Church is 
to be found. The Lord says "The Kirtland Temple was to be 
built for the preparation wherewith I designed to prepare 
mine apostles (with their endowments, etc.) to prune my 



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vineyard for the last time." This last pruning has been going 
on since April 6th, 1830, for the purpose of gathering the 
elect, (Doc. & Cov. 95:1-8; 29:7; 5:8-11,) during the times of 
the Gentiles, Doc. & Cov. 45:23-31. 

WHEN FULNESS OF GENTILES TO COME IN. 
The gospel is to be preached to the gentiles first and the 
times of the gentiles fulfilled before the gospel is to go to the 
Jews, (Doc. & Cov. 45:25,) and then, "behold, and lo, they 
shall turn unto the Jews;" blindness in part is happened 
to Israel until the fulness of the Gentiles is come in. Luke 
21:24 Rom. 11:25, 26. And then cometh the day when the 
arm of the Lord shall be revealed in power in convincing the 
nations, the heathen nations, the house of'Joseph, of the gospel 
of their salvation. Doc. & Cov. 90:6-11; 45:24-31; Pearl of 
Great Price, page 90, verse 41. The coming forth of last 
records are to do the same convincing act as the making bare 
of the Lord's holy arm. (I Nephi 13:39-41;) and the Lord's 
strange act is to leave all men without excuse, then they 
certainly will be convinced of the truthfulness of the gospel 
of Jesus Christ upon this earth, and know where that said Church 
is to be found, Doc. & Cov. 101:90-95. This time or period 
of gathering the elect during the times of the gentiles must 
be fulfilled before the fullness of the gentiles can come in, 
which cannot be done until the last and all records are brought 
forth by this strong and mighty man like unto Moses. I Nephi 
13:39-41; Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; 103:11-18. And in that day 
shall be heard of wars and rumors of wars, and the whole earth 
shall be in commotion, and men's hearts shall fail them, and 
they shall say that Christ delayeth his coming until the end 
of the earth, and the love of men shall wax cold, and iniquity 
shall abound and when the times of the Gentiles is come in 
(which was April 6th, 1830) a light shall break forth among 
them that sit in darkness and it shall be the fulness of my 
Gospel; but they receive it not, for they perceive not the 
light and they turn their hearts from me because of the pre- 
cepts of men, and in that generation shall the times of the 
Gentiles be fulfilled (Doc. & Cov. 45:24-31; II Nephi ^8:^, 32.) 



(This is some of the pruning which must be done before the 
strange act can be performed,) that I may bring to pass my 
strange act, that I may pour out my spirit upon all flesh, Doc. 
& Cov. 95:1-5. Therefore dearly beloved brethren let us cheer- 
fully do all things that lie in our power, and then may we stand 
still with the utmost assurance to see the salvation of God and 
for His arm to be revealed." This statement was made by the 
Prophet Joseph Smith in Missouri, in March, 1839, Doc. & 
Cov. 123:17. There is much for this Church to do as a last 
effort which is enjoined upon her by our Heavenly Father 
before we can fully and completely claim that promise which 
shall call Him forth from His hiding place, and also that the 
whole nation may be left without excuse (in the making bare 
of His holy arm, in the coming forth of records in a strange 
manner as has been shown) before He can send forth the power 
of His mighty arm, (Doc. & Cov. 123:6) to destroy the wicked 
I Nephi 14:14-16; 22:20-31; Doc. & Cov. 101:89-95; III Nephi 
21:9-25. 

WHEN THE LORD'S STRANGE WORK OR STRANGE 
ACT IS TO TAKE PLACE. 

The word of the Lord shows conclusively that the per- 
forming of His strange act to leave all men without excuse, 
(Doc. & Cov. 101:90-95,) will be when He will rise up in His 
wrath and perform His strange work and bring to pass His act 
His strange act, (Isaiah 28:21,) which cannot possibly be done 
until after the Church has been persecuted, mobbed and had 
murderous impositions heaped upon her for years, and that this 
making bare of His holy arm is to be in a strange manner, 
a special and particular indignation event, after she, the church, 
had done about all that could be done in a natural way to sur- 
mount the obstacles of oppression and opposition in maintain- 
ing her rights and privileges, for many years (Doc. & Cov. 58: 
44). Thus we see the Lord's strange act is a future happening 
from June, 1922, and is a feature in and of itself, a righteous 
indignation act, Isaiah 28:21, to be a convincing strange act 
(out of the ordinary routine or established order in 
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 01; 



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according to man made rules, or precepts of men). When 
this peculiar work or strange act is performed it is to arm the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with righteous- 
ness, and the power of God, in great glory (I Nephi 14:14,) 
then Zion is to arise and put on her beautiful garments and 
live the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, Doc. & Cov. 113: 82:14, 
16-21. The arm of the Lord is to be revealed in power (III 
20:34-36) in the coming forth of records (III Nephi 21:9-11,) 
last and all records, (I Nephi 13:39-41, Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11,) 
by the one like unto Moses (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18) the root 
of Jesse, the Indian Prophet who shall hold the power of the 
Priesthood to bring again Zion and the redemption of Israel, 
Doc. & Cov. 113:7, 8; II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18, 3:11, 24. The 
strange act is for the pouring out of the Lord's spirit upon all 
flesh, that men may discern between the righteous and wicked 
saith your God (Doc. & Cov. 101:95, II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18) 
When this is done, all mankind will know which is the true 
Church, and where it is located, and if they do not embrace 
the Gospel of the same, they can and will be justly condemned. 
In the making bare of the Lord's holy arm, all the kindreds 
of the earth will be blessed and this is the only way proposed 
that can accomplish this mission in convincing all mankind 
of the Gospel of their salvation, which is the great blessing God 
has purposed for mankind. Alma 42:26; 18:39; I Nephi 22:10, 
1 1. God says all the kindreds of the earth cannot be blessed un- 
less He makes bare His holy arm, wherefore He will make bare 
His arm in the eyes of all the nations in bringing about His 
covenants and His Gospel unto those who are of the House of 
Israel, I Nephi 22:10, 11. When the Gospel turns to the Jews, 
(which is future,) the arm of the Lord shall be revealed in power 
in convincing the nations, the heathen nations, the house of 
Joseph, of the gospel of their salvation, Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; 
I Nephi 13:39-41. The coming forth of the last records (which 
is yet future Alma 37:4, 14, 18, 19; His. Record, Vol. 7, 1st 
Chap. 1st verse; I Nephi 13:39, 41) are to convince the Jews, 
Lamanites and nations the same as the making bare of 
His holy arm is to do, so the making bare of the Lord's holy 
arm in power is in the coming forth of these last records, etc., 



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in the wrothful strange act manner Doc. & Cov. 101:90-95; 
95:3, 4, Isaiah 28:21; Doc. & Cov. 85:97: 7. 

ONE PURPOSE OF MAKING BARE 

THE LORD'S HOLY ARM. 

The purpose of making bare of the arm of the Lord is 
to convince all mankind that the Book of Mormon and the 
Doctrine and Covenants and the Bible so far as it is translated 
correctly contains the fullness of the Gospel (Doc. & Cov. 20:9) 
and that Joseph Smith, Jr., was and is a prophet of the true 
and living God; that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints is the only true Church upon this earth today, and 
when men are convinced, they are certainly left without 
excuse. The strange act is to leave all mankind without 
excuse, then they must certainly be convinced that the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true Church 
on this earth. Knowledge will save or damn mankind (Doc. 
& Cov. 131:6), and in order to give them this knowledge, and 
to leave all men without excuse, they must absolutely know 
that this Gospel is true, and the performing of the Lord's 
strange act is to do this very thing, (Doc. & Cov. 101:92-95); 
then if they do not embrace the Gospel of the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, Doc. & Coc. 115:4; II Nephi 27:3-8. 
They must needs openly rebel against light and knowledge, 
having then, and not until then, been left without excuse. Then 
men will be brought to that station in this journey of life, 
where they must exercise their agency and decide and act either 
for their eternal salvation or eternal damnation. I Nephi 14:7. 

AGENCY OF MAN. 

President Taylor's Revelation of 1886 says: "It is now 
pleasing to me that men should use their free agency," as this 
Church did when they issued the manifesto. Of such a time an 
angel described to the Prophet Nephi in the following lang- 
uage: "Therefore wo be unto the Gentiles, if it be so that they 
harden their hearts against the Lamb of God, or His Gospel 
(for at this time to which the angel was referring the Church 
was to be established on the different parts of the earth in 



small dominion (I Nephi 14:1-6,) when multitudes among all 
the nations of the Gentiles were gathered together to fight 
against the lamb of God (I Nephi 14:13) for the time cometh 
saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvel- 
ous work among the children of men; a work which shall be 
everlasting either on the one hand or on the other: either to the 
convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the de- 
liverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blind- 
ness of their minds, unto their being brought down into capti- 
vity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually 
according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken, 
I Nephi 14:6, 7, 12-15. Thus we can see the consistency 
of the saying of the Prophet Joseph Smith, "That every man 
is his own condemner and his own tormentor" for at this time 
men must make their own choice and that knowingly, (His. 
Rec. Vol. 7, Chap. 22.) 

TWO CHURCHES ONLY, ONE IS GOD'S AND ALL OTHERS 

THE DEVIL'S. I NEPHI 14:10. 

Joseph Smith's mission was to try the faith of the people 
in the bringing forth of the lesser part of that which was record- 
ed upon the plates of Nephi. (Ill Nephi 26:6-12, II Nephi 3:7; 
27:21, 22, I Nephi 13:34; Doc. & Cov. 58:7; 5:9-11; 6:26; Ether 
5:1-4,) and also that you (meaning Joseph Smith, the Prophet) 
might be honored of laying the foundation, and of bearing rec- 
ord of the land upon which the Zion of God shall stand, I 
Nephi 14:10; Ephesians 4:5; Doc. & Cov. 58:7; 113:4 and 
also those to wohm these commandments were given, might 
have power to lay the foundation of this Church, and 
to bring it forth out of obscurity and out of darkness, the only 
true and living Church upon the face of the whole earth, with 
which I, the Lord am well pleased, speaking unto the Church 
collectively and not individually, (Doc. & Cov. 1:30; 115:4) 
Which foundation (he, Joseph Smith, the Prophet) did lay and 
was faithful and I took him to myself. Many have marveled 
because of his death, but it was needful that he should seal 
his testimony with his blood, that he might be honored and 
the wicked might be condemned. Doc. & Cov. 136:37-39; 135:4; 



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122:9; 17:6; 5:22; 10:45-53. Joseph's mission was to gather out 
the elect. (Doc. & Cov. 29:7,) for the elect hear the voice of the 
Lord and harden not their hearts, Doc. & Cov. 29:7; 33:6; 
110:11. In a vision manifested to Joseph, the Seer, and Oli- 
ver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple, April 3rd, 1836, Moses 
appeared and committed the keys of the gathering of Israel 
from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten 
tribes from the land of the north, (Doc. & Cov. 110:11,) and 
Joseph Smith the Prophet, in a revelation through himself at 
Kirtland, Ohio, February 24th, 1834, tells of the Lord raising 
up one like unto Moses to lead the children of Israel out of 
bondage back to Mount Zion, the New Jerusalem with power 
and a stretched out arm, etc., (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18,) So this 
future Moses, Joseph refers to, is the one through whom God is 
going to perform His great and strange act, and this man like 
unto Moses, who is the "Mighty and Strong One," who is the 
root of Jesse, who is the Indian Prophet, that is to be much 
marred for bearing testimony of the coming forth of records, 
who is the one that the Lord is going to heal, and then cause 
to bring forth the last and all records to convince and leave 
all people without excuse, in a strange and marvelous manner. 

THE LESSSER AND GREATER PART OF THE GOSPEL 

Joseph Smith brought forth the lesser part and this future 
man like unto Moses is to bring forth the greater part, and 
reveal all that was on the plates of Nephi 1 and other sacred re- 
cords, and instruments of antiquity, the hiding place of which 
is not yet known. Ill Nephi 26:6-12; His. Rec. Vol. 7, 1st Chap, 
last verse. This root of Jesse is to bring forth all things that 
have been revealed unto the children of men. There is nothing 
sealed upon the earth save it shall be loosed, wherefore the 
things of all nations shall be made known unto the children of 
men, II Nephi 21 :5-l 1 ; 30:10-18. There have been many records 
and instruments of antiquity spoken of, that have been revealed 
to the children of men, so according to the foregoing scripture, 
we may expect to have them revealed again for the accom- 
plishment of the Lord's great and mighty purposes, for which 
these records and instruments of antiquity have been preserved. 



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RECORDS, ETC., YET TO COME FORTH 

Some of these sacred records and instruments of antiquity 
are thus, viz: The brass plates that Nephi took from Laban; 
sealed records that Joseph Smith was not permitted to trans- 
late; all on the plates of Nephi that Mormon was told not to 
translate; 1600 years of Jareditish history; the 24 golden plates 
spoken of; ball and director that guided the people of Lehi 
in their journey through the wilderness; the 16 stones that 
were touched by the finger of the Lord, that gave light in the 
barges, that were built by the brother of Jared and his people, 
for the crossing of the greaf ocean, to this promised land; the 
sword of Laban; possibly the ark of the covenant; and other 
records and instruments of antiquity that have been reserved 
for the great latter-day work. When these sacred records and 
instruments of antiquity are brought forth they will be a 
sceptre of power in the hands of this "Mighty and Strong" 
servant of the Lord, (Alma 37:2-19; II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18, 
I Nephi 19:3; Heleman 3:13-16; Mor. 5:8-15;) for the purpose of 
convincing and leaving all mankind without an excuse, as to 
the only Church of Jesus Christ upon this earth. Doc. & 
Cov. 115:4; Ephesians 4:5; I Nephi 14:10. The last records 
are to be a convincing evidence to the Jews, heathen nations, 
the House of Joseph, including the Lamanites, as to the 
truthfulness of the Gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter-day Saints, (Doc. & Cov. 115:4; 20:1; III Nephi 27: 
3-8,) which Church was founded by the Prophet Joseph Smith, 
Jun., April 6th, 1830, Doc. & Cov. 20:1-4. The coming forth 
of the greater part as spoken of in III Nephi 26:6-12, and 
which are the last and all records, (I Nephi 13:39-41; III Nephi 
21:9-11,) in the making bare of the Lord's holy arm through 
the man like unto Moses, (Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; 103:11-18) in 
the strange and marvelous manner spoken of in the 7th verse 
of the 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants; this 
peculiar work will constitute the strange act spoken of in 
Isaiah 28:21; Doc. & Cov. 95:1-6; 101:93-95 and will constitute 
the great convincing act or strange manner in which the Lord 
will bring forth these last and all records for the convincing 
of the heathen nations, the House of Joseph, and the Jews, of 



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the Gospel of their salvation, Doc. & Cov. 90:10; I Nephi 22:10, 
11, 20, 21; Doc. & Cov. 1:14. Thus we see the Lord's strange 
act in the making bare of His holy arm, in the coming forth 
of these last records, are one and the self same event; and 
and must be done by the one like unto Moses who is to be 
raised up in this strange manner to redeem Zion, in the 
setting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
in order, according to the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, 
Doc. & Cov. 105:4-7; 85:. This great work in behalf of the 
House of Israel cannot be done until after Zion's Redemp- 
tion, (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 105:34,) which redemption can- 
not take place until the "Mighty and Stronge One," who is the 
man like unto Moses, who is the Indian Prophet, (II Nephi 
3:24,) who is the root of Jesse, (II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18,) 
who is to be cast out and then disbelieved and marred, (3 
Nephi 21:9-11,) who is to be cast out and then is to be healed 
of the Lord; for the Lord is to appear to his joy, and they 
are to be ashamed, (Isaiah 66:5, 6) when a President of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints falls with the shaft 
of death like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of 
lightning, etc. Doc. & Cov. 85:. 

MARRING AND HEALING OF ONE OF THE 

LORD'S SERVANTS. 

This marring and healing spoken of in behalf of the Lord's 
servant must take place before he can bring forth the last 
and all records, III Nephi 21:9-11; Isaiah 66:2-6. The coming 
forth of said records must be done before this Church can 
be set in order, and the setting of this Church in order 
must take place, in order to determine who will abide the laws 
of the Celestial Kingdom; then and not until then, can the 
worthy saints be permitted to return to build up Zion, the New 
Jerusalem in Jackson County, Missouri, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6, 
34; III Nephi 21:22-25; 15:13; I Nephi 2:20; Ether 1:40-43; 
2:7-12. The central city of the Celestial Kingdom, is to be 
built upon this the land which the Lord gave unto the seed of 
Lehi, of whom only the Lamanites are a remnant, and as many 
who will come in under the covenant by repenting and harken- 



ing unto the word of the Lord, will be privileged to assist the 
Lamanites, the remnant of Jacob, in building that city and 
temple, and be numbered among the remnant of Jacob to 
whom this western continent has been given, (III Nephi 21:22- 
24) for more are the children of the desolate (Lamanites) than 
the children of the married wife (Gentile Church Doc. & Cov. 
109:60) saith the Lord, III Nephi 22:1-3. The sixth and seven- 
teenth verses of the 123rd Section of the Doctrine and Coven- 
ants show that the arm of the Lord is to be made bare after the 
Church has been terribly persecuted, for years, and then after 
this the Lord is to come forth from his hiding place and leave 
the whole nation without excuse, before he can send forth 
the power of his mighty arm to waste away the wicked; and the 
performing of the Lord's strange act is for the express pur- 
pose of leaving all people without an excuse; (Isaiah 28:21; 
Doc. & Cov. 101:85-95; 95:3-5; I Nephi 14:1-16; III Nephi 21: 
9-25.) 

TWO GREAT AND MIGHTY SERVANTS OF THE LORD. 
According to the word of God, as has been shown 
in holy writ, it is made very plain and absolutely posi- 
tive that in this the dispensation of the fulness of times, for 
the accomplishing of the purposes and mission of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in behalf of the children of 
men upon this earth, that there are two great and mighty 
servants to be raised up as instruments in the hands of God 
to officiate, and each play his part respectively in the time that 
the Lord sees fit to use each of them, for the accomplishing of 
his great purposes, viz: The introduction and the vindica- 
tion of his gospel which is plainly marked out and portrayed in 
holy writ. These two events constituting the great plan of 
redemption that was instituted for the salvation of the children 
of men upon this earth, Alma 18:39; 42:26. One of these great 
men was to be honored in laying the foundation of the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Doc. & Cov. 58:7) and of 
bearing record of the land on which the Zion of God shall 
stand, Doc. & Cov. 5:9; 6:26; 17:6; 20:1, 2; 21:1-3; 136:36-38; 

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Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. In order that he might do this intro- 
ductory work he was to bring forth the lesser part by translating 
the unsealed part of the abridgement Mormon made from the 
plates of Nephi, to try the faith of the people, III Nephi 26:6-12; 
II Nephi 27:10, 21; Ether 4:13; 1:5. This introductory work 
was done by Joseph Smith, the Prophet, the rod of Jesse, 
(Doc. & Cov. 113:3, 4,) which had to be done before the Church 
was driven to the Rocky Mountains. And if they would believe 
this lesser part, (the Book of Mormon) which has been done 
to the extent of approximately two millions of people, both 
dead and now living during the last ninety-two years, then in 
the day of the Lord's wisdom, (Alma 37:2-19, II Nephi 27:,) 
should the greater things, all on the plates of Nephi, III 
Nephi 26:6-12,) be made manifest unto them. When the sealed 
records come forth, all records and instruments of antiquity, 
in fact all things that have been among the children of men, 
shall at that day come forth, II Nephi 27:11, 22; 30:15-18; His. 
Record, Vol. 7, 1st Chapt. last verse; Alma 37:4-18, 21, 24, 38. 
Through faith as the Lord required the belief in the divinity 
of the Book of Mormon (the lesser part) has been sufficient to 
establish the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints upon 
this earth, as the introductory feature in the plan of redemp- 
tion, and maintain its slowly increasing identity for ninety- 
two years among the children of Adam upon this planet. Ill 
Nephi 26:6-12. Nephi saw when the Church should have small 
dominion upon the face of the earth that then the power of the 
Lord descended upon the Saints of the Church, Doc. & Cov. 
90:9-11; I Nephi 14:12-14. Now then; according to the promise 
of the Lord we are entitled to have the greater things (all on 
the plates of Nephi, other sacred records and instruments of 
antiquity. His. Rec. Vol. 7, 1st Chap, last verse) manifest unto 
us, for the request of believing the lesser part (Book of Mor- 
mon) has been measurably complied with by approximately two 
millions (dead and now living) of people during the last 
ninety-two years. Now the other one, the "Mighty and Strong" 
servant of the Lord, will as soon as it is wisdom in God, II 
Nephi 27:22) manifest the greater things, (III Nephi 26:9,) all 
records and instruments of antiquity, Alma 37:2-19; His. Rec. 



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Vol. 7, 1st Chap, last verse; II Nephi 27:10, 11, 21, 22; 30:15-18; 
III Nephi 21:9-11. These sacred things are kept for a wise 
purpose to show forth the Lord's power, and to vindicate his 
work, the mission and great work done by the Prophet 
Joseph Smith, Jr., who was the rod of Jesse, who was honored 
in laying the foundation of the Lord's great work, (Doc. & Cov. 
58:7,) on whom there was laid much power, (not all power for 
the greater part of the Gospel did not come forth unto the 
people) Doc. & Cov. 113:3, 4; III Nephi 26: 8, 9; II Nephi 
27:21, 22; I Nephi 13:34; Doc. & Cov. 5:9-11; 6:26-29; 25:4; 
17:6. The Lord told Joseph Smith, the Prophet to touch not 
the sealed records and also that the time would come when 
they and all things which ever had been among the children 
of men, should be revealed, II Nephi 27:11, 21, 22. The fact 
that there were to be two great and mighty men as servants of 
God raised up in this dispensation, was revealed through Joseph 
Smith, the Prophet, in answer to some questions on scripture 
in March, 1838, the account of which is recorded in the 113th 
section of the Doctrine & Covenants in the following manner: 
Who is the stem of Jesse spoken of in the 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 
verses of the llth chapter of Isaiah? Verily, thus saith the 
Lord, it is Christ. What is the rod spoken of in the 1st verse 
of the llth chapter of Isaiah that should come of the stem 
of Jesse? Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is a servant in the 
hands of Christ, who is partly a descendant of Jesse as well as 
of Ephraim, or of the house of Joseph, on whom there is laid 
much power. What is the root of Jesse, spoken of in the tenth 
verse of the llth chapter? Behold, thus saith the Lord, it is 
a descendent of Jesse as well as of Joseph, unto whom rightly 
belongs the Priesthood and the keys of the Kingdom, for an 
ensign, and for the gathering of my people in the last days. 
Isaiah 11:5-11; II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:11-18, show that the root of 
Jesse is to stand for an ensign to the people to bring forth the 
last and all records and instruments of antiquity and all things 
that are to be revealed unto the children of men, in order 
to usher in the millennium. To him, the root of Jesse, shall 
the gentiles seek and his rest shall be glorious, and he is to 
rule over them as the Lord's servant, Rom. 15:12. Here we 



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learn by direct revelation from heaven that there are two 
mighty servants of the Lord to do great works in behalf of 
Israel and in reading the 26th chapter of III Nephi and the 
85th and 103rd sections of the Doctrine & Covenants we are 
given to understand that their missions pertain to this dis- 
pensation of the Gospel. One of these great men, Joseph 
Smith, Jr., brought forth the lesser part of the Gospel, (Doc. 
& Cov. 5:9; 6:26, 29; I Nephi 13:34, which was called the Book 
of Mormon because Mormon abridged it from the plates of 
Nephi. Joseph Smith translated the unsealed part, or the 
lesser part, the mission of which is to try the faith of the people 
as the introductory work in the great Gospel plan of redem- 
tion, III Nephi 26:9-12. Why this work was called the Book 
of Mormon is because of Mormon, having abridged it from 
the plates of Nephi, (See Preface to the Book of Mormon) 
And when they shall receive this (the Book of Mormon) which 
is expedient that they shall have first to try their faith, and if it 
shall so be they shall believe these things (Book of Mormon) 
then shall the greater things, (all on the plates of Nephi 
III Nephi 26:9-12,) and all records and instruments of anti- 
quity be made manifest unto them, II Nephi 27:10, 11, 21, 22; 
30:15-18; Alma 37:2-19; III Nephi 21:9-11; His. Rec. Vol. 7, 1st 
Chapter, last verse. So we see the bringing to light the 
Urim and Thummim, sealed records, plates of Nephi, the twenty- 
four golden plates, the brass plates, ball and director, the pre- 
cious seer stones, the sixteen stones that gave light in the 
barges while Jared and his brethren crossed the great ocean to 
this promised land, the sword of Laban; and many other 
records and instruments of antiquity, Mor. 5:8-15; III Nephi 
5:8-13; Heleman 3:13-15) is the great and mighty mission for 
the other servant of the Lord, the "Mighty and Strong" Moses, 
the root of Jesse, Indian Prophet, much marred man, cast out 
and then healed by the Lord. This mighty man is to accomplish 
this last work which is to be the complement and vindicating 
and convincing act in the plan of redemption. I Nephi 13:39- 
41; Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; III Nephi 21:9-11; II Nephi 21:5-11; 
30:10-18; Doc. & Cov. 85: 103:11-18. The book of Ether in the 
Book of Mormon is an abridgement made by the hand of Mo- 



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roni from the 24 golden plates that Ether made which were 
found by the people of Limhi, Ether 1:1, 2. This abridge- 
ment gives a short account of Jared, his brother and their 
people for a period of about sixteen hundred years upon the 
American continent. A part of this abridgement, Moroni was 
commanded to seal up, Ether 4:4-8. So Joseph Smith, Jr. 
translated only a part of the abridgement Moroni made 
from the twenty -four golden plates, thereby giving a very 
limited account of the Jaredite history, (Ether 1:1-4,) and the 
Lord said unto Joseph Smith, the prophet, "touch not the things 
which are sealed, (Ether 5:1-6,) for I will bring them forth in 
mine own due time, II Nephi 27:21. The Prophet Joseph was 
not given power, or in other words was not privileged to trans- 
late the sealed part of the records to get the full account 
(Ether 4:4-8,) but was told to touch them not, Doc. & Cov. 
5:9. Moroni says: "Therefore I do not write those things 
which transpired from the days of Adam until that time; but 
they are had upon the plates; (meaning the twenty-four golden 
plates, Ether 1:1-5) Joseph Smith translated from Moroni's 
abridgement and not from the twenty-four golden plates Ether 
made which were found by the people of Limhi, and Ether says, 
whoso findeth them, the same will have power that he may get 
the full account, Ether 1:4; Mosiah 28:11-20. This shows 
plainly some one will yet find them. Also the Lord told Joseph 
Smith they were to be kept sealed up and hid up until he, 
(the Lord) should see fit in his own wisdom, to reveal all 
things unto the children of men (II Nephi 27:22,) and the day 
cometh that the words of the book which were sealed shall be 
read upon the house tops, and they shall be read by the power 
of Christ: and all things, shall be revealed unto the children of 
men which ever have been among the children of men, and which 
ever will be even unto the end of the earth, II Nephi 27:11. So 
this next act to be done is the strange (wroth, Isaiah 28:21,) act, 
for the setting of the house of God in order and for her redemp- 
tion from man made and foolish doctrines or precepts of men, II 
Nephi 27 :25 ; 28 : 14. This marvelous work and a wonder is for the 
express purpose that all mankind may give heed to the Gospel 
doctrines contained in holy writ, and also that they will give ear 



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to the instruction that the Lord shall reveal through this "Mighty 
and Strong" Indian Prophet whose mouth shall utter words, 
eternal words, and his bowels shall be a foundation of truth, etc. 
to set in order the house of God, Doc. & Cov. 85:7. Joseph 
Smith, the Prophet, after having completed the work which 
the Lord had entrusted him with, delivered the records back 
to Moroni, who still has them in charge. The Lord has pro- 
mised that the sealed part of the records shall, in his own 
due time, be given to His people in this dispensation, together 
with other sacred records and instruments of antiquity, the 
hiding place of which is not yet known. His. Rec. Vol. 7, 1st 
Chap, last verse. Alma says; The Lord will reserve the brass 
plates which are like unto the Bible and more scripture upon 
them, (I Nephi 13:23). The Ball and Director, (Liahona, Alma 
37:38) Urim and Thummim, and sacred records and instruments 
of antiquity to show forth his power in, and that all nations are 
to know of the mysteries contained on the brass plates, for 
they shall go forth unto all the people of the earth, (Alma 
37:4-19; I Nephi 5:18). We are told that when the sealed 
records come forth, all things, such as records and instru- 
ments of antiquity are to come forth. II Nephi 27:11, 22; 21:5- 
11, 30:10-18. The bringing forth of these last sacred relics 
is positively the mission of the other servant of God, the root 
of Jesse as spoken of in the 6th verse of the 113th Section 
of the Doctrine & Covenants, whose mission and right it is to 
hold the sceptre of power and the keys of the kingdom in his 
hand and perform mighty wonders like as Moses of old and to 
gather all the pure in heart who will abide the laws of the Celes- 
tial Kingdom; to Zion, the New Jerusalem in Jackson County, 
Missouri. Doc. & Cov. 84:2; 101:13-21; 103:11-18; 29:2, 27; 
49:24, 25; 38:31; 42:36; 45:42, 43; 57:1; 58:24-29; 101:10; 
109:58, 59: 85:3. Ill Nephi 21:22-26. 

THE GATHERING PLACE OF THE SAINTS BEFORE 

THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST. 
The scriptures show conclusively that the place of gather- 
ing for the Saints before the Lord's second coming is to be at 
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, Mount Zion, the New 



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Jerusalem, (Doc. & Cov. 84:2-6) and the man that is to be 
raised up like unto Moses must do this last gathering work, 
Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 85:. The mission of Joseph Smith, 
Jr. was to establish the Gospel upon this earth for the gather- 
ing of all people unto the Church who come under the head 
of the elect, Doc. &' Cov. 29:7; 109:58,60; 136:10; 51:16; Zion 
must flourish upon the hills and rejoice upon the mountains, 
and after that, are to be returned and assembled together at 
the place appointed in Independence, Jackson County, Mis- 
souri, Doc. & Cov. 49:24, 25; 42:35, 36; 45:42-44, 65-71; 84:1-5; 
101:6-21; 57:1-3,) but was to wait many years before return- 
ing to that promised land, Doc. & Cov. 58:44; 51:16. The 
gathering in the tops of the mountains has been going on for 
seventy-five years and at the present time has gathered ap- 
proximately two million souls into the Church, (dead and now 
living, from its inception to the present time) from among 
the different nations of the earth, but when the Lord makes 
bare his holy arm, (Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; I Nephi 13:39-41; 
III Nephi 21:9-11) and convinces all nations that the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Doc. & Cov. 115:4; Ephe- 
sians 4:5; I Nephi 14:10) is His only accepted church upon this 
earth, then millions of Lamanites and many of the honest, up- 
right and virtuous individuals among the children of men, will 
gather to Zion, and conform to the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, 
which then will be in full force and effect, or they will be con- 
demned. Why? Because they will have been left without an ex- 
cuse. Then all eligible people who will abide the laws of the Celes- 
tial Kingdom will be gathered to Mount Zion, the New Jerusalem 
in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, and when there is 
found no more room in this promised land, other places will be 
appointed and they shall be called Stakes of Zion, Doc. & Cov. 
101 :6-21. Then all eligible people who will conform to the laws 
of the Celestial Kingdom will be privileged to return or come 
to this holy land. The beginning of the returning to the land 
of the New Jerusalem will follow after Zion's redemption in 
the mountains, Isaiah 2:2; 40:9; Micah 4:1, 10, 13; Isaiah 51:11; 
35:10. When the pure in heart return to this promised land, 
they will be led by the one "Mighty and Strong" (Doc. & Cov. 



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85:7) man like unto Moses (Doc. & Cov. 103:1-18,) Indian 
Prophet, (II Nephi 3:11, 24,) root of Jesse (Doc. & Cov. 113: 
5-6), whose mission it is to officiate in the redemption of 
Zion and the great and final gathering. This mighty man will 
stand for an ensign of the people and to it shall the gentiles 
seek and hfs rest shall be glorious, (11 Nephi 21:10; Rom. 
15:12,) and he shall rule over the gentiles. This mighty and 
strong man of so many nomenclatures is to bring forth these 
last records and instruments of antiquity, as a convincing 
proof of the divinity of the mission of Joseph Smith, who trans- 
lated the Book of Mormon, the lesser part (III Nephi 26:6-12,) 
and revealed the Gospel truths as contained in the Doctrine 
and Covenants and some other works; who established the 
Church of Jesus Christ upon this earth, April 6th, 1830, Doc. 
& Cov. 20:1; 115:4. Moroni said, whoso findeth the twenty- 
four golden plates shall have power to get the full account, 
Ether 1 :4. According to this scripture, we are informed that 
some one is going to find them and give the full account as 
contained upon them; so we see some one besides Joseph Smith, 
the Prophet must be commissioned of the Lord to find the 
twenty-four golden plates in order to fulfill scripture and give 
the full account which is contained thereon. Joseph Smith 
did not translate from the twenty-four golden plates at all, that 
Ether made; but he translated only the unsealed portion of the 
abridgement Moroni made, from the twenty-four golden plates: 
Moroni says: Therefore I do not write those things which 
transpired from the days of Adam until that time; but they are 
had upon the plates; and whoso findeth them the same will 
have power that he may get the full account (so you see the 
man that finds these things is the man who is going to do the 
translating, or in other words get the full account) Ether 1 :4. 
This is certainly a future work for it is not yet accomplished. 

THE LAST AND MIGHTY SERVANT IS EXTOLLED 

BY THE SAVIOR HIMSELF. 

The Savior in speaking to the Nephites tells them about a 
man who will do this last work, and that he will be disbelieved 
and marred for declaring it unto the people; but this marring 



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he receives for declaring this strange act in the coming forth 
of records, etc., unto the people, will not hinder his work at all, 
for Jesus Christ says; that he will heal him and that he will 
show that his (Christ's) wisdom is greater than the cunning 
of the devil, and that this marred man shall bring forth these 
last and sacred records that contain Christ's word, (III Nephi 
21:9-11,) and according to Ether he will be the means of trans- 
lating the same, Ether 1 :4. We must carefully bear in mind 
this marred and healed servant is not the Prophet Joseph 
Smith, for Joseph, the Prophet, was slain and he foretold 
his own death three or four days previous to his martyrdom, 
(Doc. & Cov. 135:4; 5:22;) so the Savior could not be refer- 
ring to Joseph Smith when he spoke in the following language: 
But behold the life of my servant shall be in my hand, therefore 
they shall not hurt him, although he shall be marred because 
of them. Yet I will heal him, for I will show unto them that 
my wisdom is greater than the cunning of the devil, therefore 
it shall come to pass that whosoever will not believe in my 
word, who am Jesus Christ, whom the Father shall cause him 
(the marred man, and healed) to bring forth unto the gentiles, 
and shall give unto him power that he shall bring them forth 
unto the gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) they 
shall be cut off from among my people who are of the cove- 
nant. Ill Nephi 21:9-11. The Angel Moroni told the Prophet 
Joseph that the cutting off was not then, but soon would come 
and as yet it has not been attended to. Pearl of Great Price, 
page 90, verse 40. 

NECESSARY FOR JOSEPH SMITH, THE PROPHET 
TO SEAL HIS TESTIMONY WITH HIS BLOOD. 

Further the Lord says, it is necessary for the Prophet 
Joseph to seal his testimony with his blood, that he might 
be honored and the wicked might be condemned, (Doc. & Cov. 
136:36-38,) but the marred man to whom Jesus was referring, 
He was to heal, and give power to bring forth these last 
records, and after the coming forth of the same, the unnght- 
eous, rebellious and disbelieving factions of the Church were 
to be cut off. This root of Jesse-, Rom. 15:12, as has been 



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shown by comparing II Nephi 21 :5-ll with 30:11-18 is the indi- 
vidual that is to bring forth the last and all records, and all 
things else that are to be brought to light for the pouring out 
of the Lord's spirit upon all flesh, for the ushering in of the 
millennium and for the building of the New Jerusalem and the 
great holy temple preparatory for the second coming of our 
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Those sacred and last records 
and instruments of antiquity, (I Nephi 13:39-41; His. Rec. Vol. 
7, 1st Chap, last verse,) as Alma says will be a sceptre of power 
in the hands of the one who brings them forth, for Alma says: 
God is reserving them for this express purpose, to show forth 
his power unto future generations, Alma 37:2-19, Rom. 9:33; 
Isaiah 28:16. These sacred records and instruments of antiquity 
must accomplish the object of their destination for God hath 
spoken it, Alma 37:4, 14, 18, 19; I Nephi 13:39-41. 

THE LORD SHALL RISE UP, BEING WROTH, AND VIN- 
DICATE THIS LAST MIGHTY SERVANT OF HIS. 

The Lord shall rise up and be wroth, why? Because the 
people of his church will reject the testimony of his servant, 
and mar and cast him out of the Church (Isaiah 66:2-6,) and 
speak evil against this root of Jesse, therefore the Lord will 
make bare his holy arm being wroth, and bring to pass His 
strange act, (Isaiah 28:21; Doc. & Cov. 95:4; 101:89-95;) One 
part of which will be in the coming forth of these last records 
in rather a strange manner, strange according to the man-made 
order of the Church way of thinking as has been shown and 
proven in this article. Moroni said, And whoso receiveth this 
record (the Book of Mormon) and shall not condemn it because 
of the imperfections which are in it, the same shall know of 
greater things than these, behold I am Moroni; and were it pos- 
sible I would make all things known unto you, Mormon 8:12; 
III Nephi 5:8-19, Ether 4:13; 4 Nephi 1:47-49; Alma 37: Hele- 
man 3:13-16. Now therefore be yet not mockers lest your 
bands be made strong, for I have heard from the Lord God 
of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth, 
Isaiah 28:22. 



103- 
DAY OF PEACE WHEN BOOK OF MORMON CAME FORTH 

And no one need say these (records) shall not come for 
they surely shall, for the Lord hath spoken it; for out of the 
earth shall they come, by the hand of the Lord, and none can 
stay it, and it shall come in a day when it shall be said that 
miracles are done away; and it shall come even as if one 
should speak from the dead (how literally this was fulfilled 
when the Prophet Joseph Smith brought forth thex Book of 
Mormon) Orson Pratt's Divine Authority, page 14 says, it 
was a day of universal peace. Thomas' School History, pages 
228-288 says, there had been thirty years of peace. 

LAST AND ALL RECORDS TO COME FORTH IN 
DAY OF TROUBLE AND WAR, ETC. 

And it (records) shall come in a day when the blood of the 
saints shall cry unto the Lord because of secret combinations 
and the works of darkness; (very applicable today) Yea it 
(records) shall come in a day when the power of God shall be 
denied and Churches become defiled and shall be lifted up in 
the pride of their hearts; yea, even in a day when leaders of 
Churches and teachers, in the pride of their hearts, even to 
the envying of them who belong to their churches; (such con- 
ditions exist today) Yea, it (records) shall come in a day when 
there shall be heard of fires and tempests and vapors of smoke 
in foreign lands; (these conditions are prevalent today) and 
there shall also be heard of wars, rumors of wars and earth- 
quakes in diverse places (according to this scripture today is 
an appropriate time for these last records to come forth) yea, 
it (records) shall come in a day when there shall be great 
pollutions upon the face of the earth; there shall be mur- 
ders, and robbing, and lying, and deceivings, and whoredoms, 
and all manner of abominations; when there shall be many who 
will say, do this, or to that, and it mattereth not, for, the Lord 
will uphold such at the last day. But woe unto such, for they 
are in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity, Yea, 
it (records) shall come in a day when there shall be churches 
built up that shall say, come unto me, and for your money 



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you shall be forgiven of your sins, Mormon 8:21-32. 
The Books of Mormon came in a day of peace, in the midst 
of peace, Thomas' School History says there was thirty years 
of peace, page 228-288, and Orson Pratt says, when Joseph 
Smith brought forth the records it was in a day of peace, he 
uses the following language: "The glorious constitution of 
that great and free people proclaimed religious freedom to 
every son and daughter of Columbia's soil; yet, in the midst 
of that boasted land of freedom and religious rights, where 
universal peace seemed to have selected her quiet dwelling- 
place, the voice of a great Prophet is hard predicting the rise 
of the latter-day Church, and the bloody persecutions that 
should follow her from City to City, and from synagogue to 
synagogue." Orson Pratt's Divine Authority, pp. 14. But the 
Prophet Mormon says: "That records are to come in a day 
of wars, rumors of wars, earth-quakes, fires, tempests and 
vapors of smoke in foreign lands (evidently volcanoes) and all 
manner of wickedness and abomonation and disturbences upon 
the face of the earth." Mormon 8:29-31. (Very different con- 
ditions, from those when the Book of Mormon came forth.) The 
conditions existing upon the face of this earth today (in the 
the year 1922) are in every way very fitting and commensu- 
rate with the conditions Mormon describes that should exist 
when these last records and instruments of antiquity were to 
come forth. The Lord, in speaking to the Prophet Joseph 
Smith, Jr. said: "And also that you might be honored of lay- 
ing the foundation, and of bearing record of the land upon 
which the Zion of God shall stand," (Doc. & Cov. 58:7-11; 
136:36-38; 56:18; 104:16,) and also that a feast of fat things 
might be prepared for the poor; yea, a feast of fat things of 
wine on the lees, well refined, that the earth may know that 
the mouths of the Prophets shall not fail; Yea a supper of the 
House of the Lord, well prepared unto which all nations shall 
be invited. Firstly, the rich and the learned, the wise and 
the noble; and after that cometh the day of my power: then 
shall the poor, the lame and the blind and the deaf, come in 
unto the marriage of the Lamb, and partake of the supper of 
the Lord, prepared for the great day to come. Doc. & Cov^ 



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58:7-11; Isaiah 25:6-12; 11:5-11; II Nephi 30:10-18; Doc. & Cov. 
104:16; 101:85-95; I Nephi 14:14; Doc. & Cov. 1:14. In the 
day of God's power (the powerful awakening) the poor, the 
lame, the blind and the deaf will be cared for and made to 
rejoice, Doc. & Cov. 58:7-11. This day of power will come as 
Nephi says, after the Church is established upon the earth and 
at the time when the Saints of the Lord, or Church of the 
Lamb, have small dominion on the different parts of the 
earth, and at a time when multitudes from among all the na- 
tions of the gentiles, will combine to fight against the Church 
of the Lamb of God, I Nephi 14:12-14; Doc. & Cov. 101:85-95. 
The Prophet Joseph Smith revealed that the day of power shall 
come after the Gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints had been established upon this land and preached 
to the gentiles unto the ends of the earth, (Joseph Smith's 
mission and calling was to gather the elect Doc. & Cov. 29:7) 
and then the arm of God would be revealed in power and 
convince the Jews, the heathen nations and the house of 
Joseph of the Gospel of their salvation. Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; 
I Nephi 13:39-41; II Nephi 3:11, 24. This time being after 
the Church had been persecuted and the Saints had done 
about what they could do naturally to maintain their rights 
and privileges, Doc. & Cov. 123:6-17. 

AN APOSTATE ELEMENT TO BE IN THE CHURCH 
ACCORDING TO PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR. 

Joseph certainly must have meant the Saints and not the 
apostate element that President John Taylor said would exist 
in the Church, (He, President Taylor, said the time would come 
when half of this Church would apostatize and perhaps half 
of the remaining half. At the time when making this pro- 
phecy he stood in a halo of light, suspended about a foot above 
the floor, and spoke with mighty power. Attested to by four 
eye and ear witnesses who heard him make the above prophecy 
September 27, 1886. Witnesses: John W. Woolley, Loren C. 
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BRIGHAM YOUNG'S PROPHECY. 

In a conference held at Provo City, Utah Territory, in the 
year 1867, in the bowery, on the north-west corner of the 
now Provo Commercial Bank block, President Brigham Young, 
in the course of a sermon he was delivering to the people, made 
the following prophecy: "Brethren, this Church will be lead 
onto the very brink of hell by the leaders of this people, then 
God will raise up the one "Mighty and Strong" spoken of in 
the 85th Section of the Doctrine & Covenants to save and re- 
deem this Church." Attested to by Joshua Jones who made 
a minute of it at that time and now has it in his diary. He 
is now (June, 1922) at Provo City, Utah. The sending of this 
one "Mighty and Strong" the Lord has purposed for the sal- 
vation of the honest in heart among his people, and to be the in- 
itiative to bring about the great blessing the Lord has in 
reserve to cause the poor, the lame, the deaf, and the blind to 
rejoice. 

UNITED ORDER AND CONSECRATION NECESSARY. 

The United Order by consecration, as we have and will 
show, is to be instituted and maintained in the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, after the apostate element has 
been excluded therefrom. The Lord says: That it is not given 
that one man should possess that which is above another, 
wherefore the world lieth in sin, Doc. & Cov. 49:20. And it is 
my purpose to provide for my Saints, for all things are mine; 
But it must needs be done in mine own way; and behold this 
is the way that I, the Lord, have decreed to provide for my 
Saints, that the poor shall be exalted, in that the rich are made 
low. Doc. & Cov. 104:15, 16. And behold thou wilt remember 
the poor and consecrate of thy properties for their support, 
that which thou hast to impart unto them, with a covenant and 
a deed which cannot be broken; for it shall come to pass, that 
which I spake by the mouths of my Prophets, shall be fulfilled; 
for I will consecrate of the riches of those who embrace my 
Gospel among the gentiles unto the poor of my people who are 
of the House of Israel, Doc. & Cov. 42:30, 39. Behold, I say 
unto you, were it not for the transgressions of my people, 



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speaking concerning the Church and not individuals, they 
might have been redeemed even now, (the United Order by 
consecration is the redemption foundation of this Church, 
Doc. & Cov. 105:3-6, 34) But behold, they have not learned to 
be obedient to the things that I require at their hands (United 
Order by consecration) but are full of all manner of evil, and 
do not impart of their substance as becometh Saints, to the 
poor and afflicted among them, and are not united according 
to the Union required by the law of the Celestial Kingdom; 
and Zion cannot be built up unless it is by the principles of the 
law of the Celestial Kingdom, otherwise I cannot receive her 
unto myself. And my people must needs be chastened until 
they learn obedience, if it must needs be, by the things which 
they suffer, Doc. & Cov. 105:2-6, 34. Thus we see according 
to the word of God, the blessings of the United Order by 
consecration, are the feast of fat things (the marriage supper 
of the Lamb) and the foundation premise upon which the 
redemption of Zion is predicated, Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6. This 
great feast is to be prepared for the poor, the lame, the deaf 
and the blind, Doc. & Cov. 58:7-11. This is the law of the 
Celestial Kingdom that must be complied with by all people, 
in order to be redeemed, and to be at the marriage feast of the 
Lamb, and partake of the supper of the Lord, in the land of 
the New Jerusalem, Jackson County, Missouri, Psalms 132: 
13-16; Doc. & Cov. 84:2; 76:62-70. According to the word of 
the Lord, this law is the only way whereby this Church will 
ever be acceptable unto Him. Doc. & Cov. 105:5. For with- 
out living this Celestial Order, the members of this Church 
would not be fit subjects to be affiliated with the Saints of 
the City of Enoch who live the Celestial United Order of God, 
for they are to return to earth and join the Saints in the Land 
of the New Jerusalem, Pearl of Great Price Chap. 7:18, 21, 
62-64. The Celestial Order is to cause the poor and afflicted 
to rejoice as did the Celestial Order of Enoch cause the people 
of Enoch to rejoice, (Pearl of Great Price Chap. 7:18,) and is 
to prepare the Saints of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints to dwell with God, as also did the order of Enoch 
which was the United Order by consecration. This Celestial 



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Law, (United Order by consecration,) must be re-established 
and maintained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints in connection with all other Celestial Laws, including 
plurality of wives, etc., Isaiah 4: II Nephi 14: Doc. & Cov. 132: 
The setting of the Church in order cannot be attended to until 
after Zion's redemption, (Doc. & Cov. 105:34,) which redemp- 
tion will be attended to when the Lord raises up the man like 
unto Moses, (a President) as spoken of in the 85th section of 
the Doctrine and Covenants, 7th verse, to attend to this great and 
mighty work and not before this time (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 
105:34,) for the Lord says, "And let those commandments 
which I have given concerning Zion and her law be executed, 
and fulfilled, after her redemption," Doc. & Cov. 105:34. As 
has been shown in this article, this "Mighty and Strong Man" 
like unto Moses, root of Jesse, Indian Prophet, must be raised 
up and bring forth the last and all records and instruments 
of antiquity that the Lord may show forth his power in them 
and vindicate his Gospel that was established upon this earth, 
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, through 
the instrumentality of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jun. This 
"Mighty and Strong Man," who is to be raised up, will set 
the Church in order in kec^inr v/lth the law of the United 
Order by consecration, and will establish other laws that 
pertain to the Celestial Kingdom, in order that the Lord 
may receive this Church unto Himself, (Doc. & Cov. 105:5,) 
in the land of the New Jerusalem, Jackson County, Missouri, 
Doc. & Cov. 84:2; 49:24, 25; 42:36; 101:6-21. 
JOSEPH SMITH, THE PROPHET'S MISSION DESCRIBED. 
The servant spoken of in the 4th verse of the 113th Section 
of the Doctrine and Covenants evidently is the Prophet Joseph 
Smith, who had much power laid upon him. Joseph was cir- 
cumscribed and limited in his work, III Nephi 26:6-12; Doc. 
& Cov. 5:9; II Nephi 27:21, 22; His. Record Vol. 7, 1st Chap, 
last verse. For Joseph the Prophet did not reveal the contents 
of the sealed records, nor the twenty-four golden plates that 
Ether made, nor the brass plates, nor all of the large and 
small plates of Nephi and many other records, nor did he bring 
forth to the gaze of man the ball and director, sword of Laban 



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and sacred relics and instruments of antiquity, Alma 37: III 
Nephi 5:8-17, Heleman 3:13-16. Joseph the Prophet only 
brought forth the lesser part, the unsealed portion of Mor- 
mon's abridgement, which he (Mormon) made from the plates 
of Nephi, III Nephi 26:6-12. Joseph the Prophet translated 
the unsealed part of Moroni's abridgement which Moroni made 
from the twenty-four golden plates that Ether made, the acount 
of which is given in the Book of Ether in the Book of Mormon, 
(Ether 5:1-6; 1:1-5; III Nephi 5:15-17; Moroni 1:1,) so we see 
Joseph Smith the Prophet only brought forth the lesser part, 
which is called much of Christ's Gospel, III Nephi 26:6-12; I 
Nephi 13:34,) and that part only which was wisdom in the Lord 
to come forth first to try the faith of the people, III Nephi 
26:6-11; Doc. & Cov. 5:9; 6:26, 29. This lesser part was to 
come forth as the introductory feature in the plan of redemp- 
tion to lay the foundation of the Church and to try the faith 
of the people (III Nephi 26:9; Doc. & Cov. 58:7-11,) and 
prepare them for the day of his power when all records are 
to come forth, (meaning the greater things, etc., Ill Nephi 
26:6-11; I Nephi 13:39-41, III Nephi 21:9-11; Mormon 5:12-15; 
His. Rec. Vol. 7, 1st Chap, lest verse,) by the man like unto 
Moses, (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18,) the "Mighty and Strong" root 
of Jesse, Indian Prophet and last servant, Doc. & Cov. 85:7; 
II Nephi 21:5-11 in comparison with 30:10-18; II Nephi 3:11, 
24, 27:11, 21, 27. 

THE MIGHTY AND LAST SERVANT THE ROOT 
OF JESSE'S MISSION. 

Moroni says whoso findeth the twenty-four golden plates 
that Ether made, the same will have power to get the full 
account, (Ether 1 :4,) then he it is who finds the last records 
will have power to translate the same, even the sealed part, 
in order to give the full account. And the day cometh that 
the words of the Book which were sealed shall be read upon 
the house tops; and they shall be read by the power of Christ: 
and all things shall be revealed unto the children of men, 
which ever have been among the children of men, and which 
ever will be even unto the end of the earth, II Nephi 27:11, 



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21, 22; 30:16-18; Alma 37:. The Lord has promised that the 
sealed records, together with other sacred records and instru- 
ments of antiquity, (from an unknown hiding place. This 
was stated in Joseph's time after the hill Cumoriah was known) 
are to be given to this people in this dispensation, together 
with other sacred records and instruments of antiquity. His. 
Rec. Vol. 7, 1st Chap, last verse. 

GEO. T. PEAY'S STATEMENT ABOUT RECORDS IN UTAH. 

George T. Peay, Sr., now deceased (June 1922) who re- 
sided in Provo City, Utah, says he heard Pres. Brigham 
Young, while standing on the veranda of the Lion House, 
in Salt Lake City, Utah, in connection with some others, 
make the following statement, with his left foot upon the 
east lion, took the index finger of his right hand and pointed 
south toward Provo and said, "I can see to where the sealed 
records, the sword of Laban and many other records and 
instruments of antiquity are buried, in connection with gold 
enough to pave two of the streets of Salt Lake City." This 
George T. Peay, Sr., told me (the writer of this article) many 
times during the period of twenty five years of our intimate 
acquaintance. 

LAST RECORDS TO COME FORTH. 

It is prophesied that the Brass Plates and other records 
and instruments of antiquity should be kept and handed down 
from one generation to another, until they should go forth 
unto every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, that they should 
know of the mysteries contained thereon. (Alma 37:4). 

Alma told his son Helaman the Lord had entrusted him 
with these sacred things in which the Lord intended to show 
forth his power to future generations. (Alma 37:14, 18, 19). 
Alma further says, the Lord showed forth his power in them 
and brought many thousands of the Lamanites to the knowl- 
edge of the truth, and that he will keep and preserve them 
to show forth his power unto future generations. (Alma 
37:19.) 



Ill 

The corner stone of our faith is the words of Jesus Christ; 
for without such, we could not exist as a church; and every 
word is binding, whether by direct revelation today or that 
which is recorded in Holy Writ. Alma says, the Lord intends 
to show forth his power in the words of Jesus Christ as con- 
tained on records yet to come to light in connection with other 
sacred instruments of antiquity. Now, as the Lord has shown 
forth his power in these sacred things and converted thousands 
to the Gospel truth it will be seen that they are tried and 
found to be precious, for in these instances, they have proved 
effectual in restoring many to the knowledge of the truth. 

The Lord says, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a 
stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure founda- 
tion: he that believeth shall not make haste. (Isaiah 28:16). 
This tried stone must either be Jesus Christ himself, or his 
word and handiwork as contained in the aggregation of rec- 
ords, and instruments of antiquity. Which is it? Joseph 
Smith, the Prophet said, after having completed the work the 
Lord had intrusted him with, he delivered the records back 
to Moroni, who still has them in charge. The Lord has prom- 
ised that the sealed part of the records shall, in his own due 
time, be given to his people in this dispensation, together with 
other sacred records, and instruments of antiquity, the hiding 
place of which is not yet known. (Historical Record, Vol. 7, 
1st Chap, and last verse). But Isaiah says the tried stone 
is to be laid in Zion. He also says the glorious beauty is on 
the head of the fat valley. But it shall be a fading flower. 
(Isaiah 28:4). Though these records are spoken of in many 
places in the Scriptures, and their coming forth to this people, 
to reveal all that ever was revealed, and more too, (See II 
Nephi 27:10 and Ether 3:25-27 a glorious beauty) is foretold 
by many prophets, yet we seldom hear anything said about 
them (A fading flower) except by a few obscure individuals 
who are supposed to be on the way to apotasy. 

Evidently these sacred things are the tried stone which 
Isaiah said the Lord would lay in Zion as a precious corner stone, 
and a sure foundation. On this foundation, the Lord will main- 
tain his church, set it in order, sweep away the refuge of lies 



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disannul the covenant with death, and perform his strange 
act that he may pour out his spirit upon all flesh. (See Isaiah 
28:15-18). Alma says, these things are kept for a wise purpose 
that the Lord may show forth his power. The Doctrine and 
Covenants says the Lord will send one mighty and strong, 
holding the scepter of power in his hand, to set his church in 
order, and deliver his people out of bondage (into which they 
have plunged themselves by the issuing of the Manifesto). 
Jesus Christ says a man will be disbelieved and marred for 
declaring to the people the coming forth of these last records, 
in connection with which, the Lord will work a great and 
marvelous work, and cut off all the unbelievers. This mighty 
and strong one must bring forth records to fulfill these say- 
ings of the prophets, because God's power is to be shown forth 
in them, and they are means whereby God will reveal his arm 
in power to deliver his chosen people. 

Referring to the tried stone, the glorious beauty, Isaiah 
says, This is the rest and the refreshing, yet they would not 
hear. (Isaiah 28:12). The people must reject the testimony 
of the coming forth of these last records, to fulfill prophecy. 

The man who finds these last records is the one who is 
to reveal or translate them and have power to get the full 
account. The sealed records, together with other sacred re- 
cords and instruments of antiquity, Joseph the Prophet says, 
are to come forth to this people in this dispensation. Thus 
we see the Lord's other servant, the root of Jesse, who finds 
the twenty-four golden plates will find other records and in- 
struments of antiquity with them, and he will bring forth 
everything that has ever been revealed, that has been recorded 
and hid up, to come forth unto the children of men, for the 
express purpose of vindicating the Book of Mormon that 
Joseph Smith brought forth, which contains the fullness of 
the Gospel for the salvation of the children of men upon this 
earth, Doc. & Cov. 18:3, 4; 20:8-12; 27:5, 13; 42:12. II Nephi 
27:11, 21, 22; Doc. & Cov. 113:6; II Nephi 21:5-12; 30:10-18; 
III Nephi 21:9-11. This last servant will perform mighty 



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wonders and do that thing which is great in the sight of God 
in bringing to pass much restoration unto the House of Israel 
and unto the seed of his brethren, (the Lamanites II Nephi 
3:11, 24,) he will be like Moses of old, a President of the 
Lord's Church upon this earth, (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 107: 
91, 92,) and redeem Zion, set the Church in order, (Doc. & 
Cov. 90:16,) and establish all eligible and obedient people, 
to the law of the Celestial Kingdom, in the land of Mount 
Zion, the New Jerusalem. (Doc. & Cov. 84:2; 103:11-18; 49: 
24, 25) and when there is no more room in the land of the 
New Jerusalem, other places will be appointed and they shall 
be called Stakes of Zion, Doc. & Cov. 101:6-21. 

WHEN ROOT OF JESSE IS TO BE RAISED UP. 
By comparing the 21st Chapter of II Nephi, verses 5-11 
with the 30th Chapter of II Nephi verses 10-18, we can see 
plainly when this man, who is spoken of in the sixth verse of 
the 113th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants (the root of 
Jesse) is to be raised up, who is to hold the keys of the King- 
dom (the sceptre of power Doc. & Cov. 85:7,) in his hand 
(Doc. & Cov. 81:2) and stands as an ensign for the gathering 
of God's people in the last days. It will be when the Lord 
sees fit, in His wisdom, to reveal all things unto the children 
of men as the Lord told the Prophet Joseph in the following 
language: "Touch not the things which are sealed, for I will 
bring them forth in mine own due time: For I will show unto 
the children of men that I am able to do mine own work. Where- 
fore when thou hast read the words which I have commanded 
thee, and obtained the witnesses which I have promised unto 
thee, then shalt thou seal up the book, again and hide it up 
unto me, that I may preserve the words which thou hast not 
read until I shall see fit in mine own wisdom, to reveal all 
things unto the children of men, 2 Nephi 27:21, 22. Joseph, 
after having completed the work which the Lord had en- 
trusted him with, delivered the records back to Moroni, who 
still has them in charge. The Lord has promised that the 
sealed part of the records shall, in His own due time, be given 
to His people in this dispensation, together with other sacred 



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records and instruments of antiquity, the hiding place of 
which is not yet known. His. Rec. Vol. 7, 1st Chap, last verse. 
The scripture references show conclusively, that the root of 
Jesse is to bring forth the last and all records, before the 
great division can take place, and the blessed condition exist 
with the righteous part of the people, for the ushering in of 
the Millennial reign, II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18; I Nephi 14: 
12-14. Daniel says blest is he who waiteth and cometh to the 
1335 days, which would be seventy- five years after the rise 
of the Church, as we will show further along in this article, 
Daniel 12:12. When this root of Jesse, (Doc. & Cov. 113:6; 
II Nephi 21:10; 30:10-18) stands for an ensign to the people 
(for he shall arise to reign over the Gentiles, Rom. 15:12,) 
the Gentile's rest will be glorious, (if they will obey the laws 
of the Celestial Kingdom II Nephi 30:2,) then the adversaries 
of Judah shall be cut off, II Nephi 21:10-16; 30:10-18; Doc. & 
Cov. 90:9-11. This cutting off of Judah's advarsaries is a 
future time or event, or when the arm of God is revealed in 
their behalf. Ill Nephi 20:35, 36; 21:9-11; I Nephi 13:39-41; 
Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11. The Jews are to remain and not be 
gathered until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled, (Doc. 
& Cov. 45:25; III Nephi 16:4; Pearl of Great Price, Page 90 
verse 41,) (Blindness in part is happened to Israel until the 
fulness of the Gentiles be come in Luke 21 :24; Rom. 11 :25-27,) 
and, the time of the Gentiles will be fulfilled when the Gospel 
turns unto the Jews, which time will be when the arm of the 
Lord is revealed in power, (at the time of the coming forth 
of the last and all records, which is absolutely proven by com- 
paring I Nephi 13:39-41 with Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11) in con- 
vincing the nations, the heathen nations and the House of 
Joseph of the Gospel of their salvation, (Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11) 
which is in the coming forth of other books and last records as 
was told unto Nephi by an angel of the Lord, I Nephi 13:39-41. 

WHEN THE LORD SETS HIS HAND AGAIN THE 

SECOND TIME IS THE LAST TIME. 
This great day of power shall be in the day when the 
Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the 



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remnant of His people (II Nephi 21 :10, 1 1,) and in the day that 
He shall set His hand again the second time, to recover His 
people, is the day, yea, even the last time, that the servants of 
the Lord shall go forth in power (when He makes bare His 
holy arm I Nephi 22:10, 11; Jacob 6:2; I Nephi 14:12-14; 
Doc. & Cov. 90:10) to nourish and prune His vineyard; and 
after that, the end soon cometh, Jacob 6:2. The Lord pur- 
poses to arm His people with righteousness and the power of 
God in great glory before he condemns the nations, I Nephi 
14:10-14. The arm of the Lord is to be revealed in power to 
convince all nations of the Gospel of their salvation, (which 
is a future event from June 1922,) and the last and convincing 
act, God has purposed to leave mankind without excuse, before 
the second coming of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When 
the Lord reveals His arm in power, every man shall hear the 
fullness of the Gospel in his own language, through those who 
are ordained unto this power. 

FULLNESS OF GOSPEL TO BE PREACHED AFTER 

LAST RECORDS COME FORTH. 

This Church today has in it a representation of nearly all 
nationalities, who are schooled in the Gospel, who could go, 
if they were needed, to their respective mother nations, and 
declare whatever message the Lord might se fit to have them 
proclaim in their mother tongue, to the people of their respec- 
tive lands or countries, Doc. & Cov. 90:10, 11. Wherefore la- 
bor ye in My vineyard for the last time for the last time, 
call upon the inhabitants of the earth; For in my own due 
time will I come upon the earth in judgment (the coming 
forth of the last records in connection with instruments of 
antiquity is to be a convincing judgment act,) because men will 
be left without excuse, I Nephi 13:39-41; Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; 
101:85-95. The Almighty will have performed one of His 
judgment acts and then the great division can justly take 
place, II Nephi 30:10. The righteous can then gather to the 
promised land, the New Jerusalem, to be blessed of the Lord 
forever, and all people can then choose for themselves whether 
they will obey and abide the requirements of the laws of the 



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Celestial Kingdom upon this earth, for they will then have 
been left without an excuse. Then the unbelieving and rebel- 
lious will be cut off from among the true and faithful Latter- 
day Saints, III Nephi 21:9-11; Doc. & Cov. 85:9; 1:14. This 
great division spoken of by Nephi, (II Nephi 30:10-18; I Nephi 
14:7; Doc. & Cov. 112:23-26), is to be brought about and 
consummated at and after the time of the coming forth of the 
last and all records by the root of Jesse, as you will clearly 
see by comparing II Nephi 21:5-11 with 30:10-8. The Lord's 
people will be redeemed when this root of Jesse, "Mighty and 
Strong Man," like unto Moses (the Indian Prophet, who is to 
bring forth the last and all records is raised up, II Nephi 
3:11, 24. 

MILLENNIUM, WHEN TO TAKE PLACE. 
The people of the Church cannot return to the living of the 
United Order by consecration and plurality of wives, until 
their redemption by the man like unto Moses, (Doc. & Cov. 
103:11-18, 105:1-6, 34,) for the Lord says let those command- 
ments which I have given concerning Zion and her law, be 
executed and fulfilled after her redemption (Doc. & Cov. 
105:34,) for the great millennium of which I have spoken by 
the mouths of My servants shall come, Doc. & Cov. 43:28-30; 
II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18, (when the last and all records and 
instruments of antiquity are brought forth). The building of 
the Kirtland temple was designed, in one respect, in order 
to prepare the Lord's apostles to prune His vineyard for the 
last time, that he might bring to pass His strange act, that 
He might pour out His Spirit upon all flesh, Doc. & Cov. 
95:3, 4, 8. By comparing the scriptures, I Nephi 13:39-41, 
with the Doc. & Cov. 101:89-95; 90:9-11, this performing of the 
Lord's strange act for the pouring out of His spirit upon all 
flesh, is shown to be in the coming forth of the last and all 
records, which must be done before Zion can be redeemed and 
returned to the land of the New Jerusalem in Jackson County, 
Missouri, which redemption and return to Zion, the New Jeru- 
salem, must be accomplished before the second coming of the 
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Doc. & Cov. 49:22-25. Joseph 



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Smith the Prophet, while standing at the south-east corner of 
the Nauvoo Temple, January 20th, 1844, said: "I have tried for 
a number of years to get the minds of the Saints prepared to 
receive the things of God; but we frequently see some of them, 
after suffering all they have for the work of God, fly to pieces 
like glass as soon as anything comes that is contrary to their 
traditions: they cannot stand the fire at all. How many will 
be able to abide a Celestial law, and go through and receive 
their exaltation, I am unable to say, as many are called, but few 
are chosen." His. Rec. Vol. 7. In the day that the earth shall 
be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the 
sea, (II Nephi 21:9; 30:15) is the day when the root of Jesse 
is to stand as an ensign of the people and is to rule over the 
Gentiles, (Rom. 15:12; II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18) which is 
still in the future from June, A. D. 1922. When this root of Jesse 
stands as an ensign of the people it is a day when all things that 
have been revealed unto the children of men shall again be 
revealed, which is also in the future; this saying must include 
all records and instrument of antiquity that have been kept 
sacred and hidden away, to come forth when it is wisdom in God, 
(Heleman 15:11, 15, 16; Mormon 5:8, 12-15) that He may show 
forth His power, (Alma 37:2-19,) and vindicate the Gospel of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the divine mis- 
sion and calling of the Prophet Joseph Smith in the minds of all 
the people of this world, (Alma 37:2-19; I Nephi 13:39-41; II 
Nephi 30:16-18,) and also to usher in the millennial reign of 
peace, II Nephi 30:10-18, Doc. & Cov. 43:28-35. The strange 
act, as has been shown, is in the coming forth of the last 
records, (III Nephi 21:9-11; II Nephi 3:11, 24,) by this man like 
unto Moses, (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18) in a strange manner; he 
will be disbelieved and marred because he will be raised up 
out of the ordinary expectation of the people, (II Nephi 3:24) 
and the place he is to occupy is to be made vacant by a strange 
and sudden death of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter-day Saints; (Isaiah 28:21,) who will have been occu- 
pying this position previous to this "Mighty and Strong One's" 
coming. This strange and sudden change of the Presidency 



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of this Church, as is spoken of, will certainly be a strange act. 
Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 8. 

WHY THE STRANGE ACT. 

The Lord specifically describes this strange act in the fol- 
lowing language: Addressing the Prophet: Joseph Smith 
"Touch not the things which are sealed, for I will bring them 
forth in Mine own due time: for I will show unto the children 
of men that I am able to do Mine own work. Wherefore, when 
thou hast read the words which I have commanded thee, and 
obtained the witnesses, which I have promised unto thee, 
then shalt thou seal up the book again, and hide it up unto 
Me, that I may preserve the words which thou hast not read, 
until I shall see fit in Mine own wisdom, to reveal all things 
unto the children of men. For behold, I am God; and I am a 
God of miracles: and I will show unto the world, that I am the 
same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the 
children of men, save it be according to their faith. II Nephi 
27:20-23. 

And again it shall come to pass that the Lord shall say 
unto him that shall read the words that shall be delivered him; 
For as much as this people draw near unto Me with their 
mouth, (which they could not do until after the Book of Mor- 
mon was published for their perusal, meaning all people, 
including the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,) 
and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their 
hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the 
precepts of men, therefore I will proceed to do a marvelous 
work among this people, yea, a marvelous work and a wonder: 
For the wisdom of their wise and learned shall perish, and the 
understanding of their prudent shall be hid. And wo unto 
them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord. And 
their works are in the dark; and they say, Who seeth us, and 
who knoweth us? And they also say, surely, your turning of 
things up side down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay. 
But behold, I will shew unto them, saith the Lord of Hosts, 
that I know all their works. For shall the work say of him 
that made it, (meaning the Gospel of the Church of Jesus 



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Christ of Latter-day Saints, for Jesus owns no other, Ephesians 
4:5; I Nephi 14:10; Doc. & Cov. 115:4,) He made me not? Or 
shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no 
understanding? Mormon 8:34, 38; Alma 37:6, 7; Doc. & Cov. 
38:39; II Nephi 28:9; Isaiah 66:4-6; II Nephi 20:33, 34. This 
"Mighty and Strong Man" like unto Moses will redeem Zion, 
set in order the Church (I Tim. 3:15,) in restoring and esta- 
blishing the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, that have been 
forsaken, and cause the Gospel to turn unto the Jews, the 
nations, the heathen nations, the house of Joseph and 
to the Lamanites in power, in restoring them unto the 
true fold of Christ, that they (the Lamanites) may do the 
principle work as is spoken of in III Nephi 21:22-25, in the 
building of the New Jerusalem. 

THE MIGHTY AND STRONG SERVANT IS OF THE 
LINEAGE OF JESUS CHRIST AND OF JOSEPH 

THE SON OF LEHI. 

This man like unto Moses is of the same lineage as Jesus 
Christ, (Doc. & Cov. 113:6; Rom. 9:29,) for the keys, power and 
authority of the Kingdom of God are in the lineage of Jesus 
Christ, (Heber C. Kimball's History, page 48 and 185,) and will 
be of Indian lineage or of the seed of Joseph, the son of Lehi, 
as has been prophesied by Lehi, in the following language: 
And there shall rise up one mighty among them (His rising up 
makes part of the strange act,) who shall do much good both 
in word, (in bearing testimony of the coming forth of these 
last records, etc.,) and in deed (finally bringing forth the last 
records, etc.,) being an instrument in the hands of God (III 
Nephi 21:9-11) with exceeding faith (to endure this severe 
marring spoken of) to work mighty wonders (as did Moses of 
old) and to do that thing which is great in the sight of God, 
unto the bringing to pass much restoration unto the House of 
Israel and unto the seed of thy brethren, II Nephi 3:11, 24. 
Thus we see the lineage of the "Mighty and Strong Man" like 
unto Moses, who is to bring about this restoration to the house 
of Israel; and unto the seed of his brethren, (the Lamanites) 
as an instrument in the hands of God. He is to be the leader 



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of the Latter-day Saint Church in the great conversion day of 
the Lamanites, for the Lamanites are to be the principle 
builders of the New Jerusalem, (III Nephi 21:22, 23,) therefore 
their prophet representative, by lineage, after declaring this 
strange work at the expiration of the 1335 years, or 1905 A. D., 
when the blessed condition should be ushered in will be marred, 
(III Nephi 21:9-11,) cast out by his brethren (Isaiah 66:4-6, 
this is the refreshing yet they would not hear, (Isaiah 28:12) 
then after being marred for several years and in a time of 
wars and rumors of wars, (Mormon 8:22-41,) and in a day of 
God's wisdom, (Alma 37:2-19, Heleman 15:11-16, Mormon 5: 
13-15,) the Lord will appear to this mighty servant's joy, and 
they who have cast him out and marred him shall be ashamed, 
Doc. & Cov. 85:8; Isaiah 28:21; 66:2-6; 66:6 also says: A voice 
of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the 
Lord that rendereth recompence to his enemies. After this 
strange act, this marred one will do the great work as described 
in the 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants and else- 
where in holy writ, as has been shown in this article. This 
"Mighty and Strong" servant who is the man like unto Moses, 
who is also the much marred one, much marred because he fore- 
tells the coming forth of the last and all records, etc., and that 
the fulfilling of the Lord's strange act as spoken of in the 
85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants is to come to 
pass as the foundational feature for the redemption 
of Zion, preparatory for all worthy Saints who will abide 
the law of the Celestial Kingdom, to return and inherit the 
land of Zion, the New Jerusalem, in Jackson County, Missouri, 
Doc. & Cov. 105:34; 103:11-18. 

MOSES OF OLD TELLS OF THIS LAST AND MIGHTY 
MOSES SERVANT, WHO IS TO ATTEND 

TO THE GREAT CUTTING OFF. 

Moses of old, said; a Prophet shall the Lord your God 
raise up unto you like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things, 
that all those who will not hear that prophet, shall be cut off 
whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass 
from among the people, Acts 3:22, 23. 



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And now I, Nephi, declare unto you, that this Prophet of 
whom Moses spake, was the Holy one of Israel, wherefore, he 
shall execute judgment in righteousness, I Nephi 22:20, 21. 
The Angel Moroni, when speaking to the Prophet Joseph 
Smith, quoted Acts 3:22, 23, which speaks of this Prophet like 
unto Moses, etc., he said that Prophet was Christ. Pearl of 
Great Price, page 90, verse 40. Jesus Christ, when speaking 
to the Nephites, said; Behold, I am He of whom Moses spake, 
saying, a Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you 
of your brethren like unto me. Him shall ye hear in all 
things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come 
to pass that every soul who will not hear that Prophet, shall be 
cut off from among the people. Ill Nephi 20:23. 

The Lord says; what I have spoken, I have spoken, and I 
excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass 
away, My word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, 
whether by Mine own voice, or by the voice of My servants, 
it is the same, Doc. & Cov. 1 :38. Then that which is translated 
by the gift and power of God, as is contained in the Book of 
Mormon and the revelations that are revealed in the Doctrine 
& Covenants are as Christ's voice unto all people. The Lord 
says: "And the arm of the Lord shall be revealed; and the day 
cometh that they who will not hear the voice of the Lord, neither 
the voice of His servants, neither give heed to the words of the 
Prophets (in holy writ, etc.,) and apostles, shall be cut off 
from among the people. For they have strayed from Mine 
ordinances, and have broken Mine everlasting covenant Doc. & 
Cov. 1:14, 15 (in issuing and sustaining the manifesto and said 
Church article of 1905 and 1907) Nephi said; and the Lord will 
surely prepare the way for His people, unto the fulfilling of the 
words of Moses which he spake saying; A Prophet shall the Lord 
your God raise up unto you, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all 
things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to 
pass, that all those who will not hear that Prophet, shall be 
cut off from among the people, I Nephi 22:20. Jesus Christ 
in speaking to the Nephites in the land of South America, upon 
this continent, said; Therefore it shall come to pass, that who- 
soever will not believe in My words, who am Jesus Christ, 



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whom the Father shall cause him to bring forth unto the Gen- 
tiles, and shall give unto him power, that he shall bring them 
forth unto the Gentiles, (it shall be done even as Moses said) 
they shall be cut off from among my people who are of the cove- 
nant. Ill Nephi 21:9-11; IV Nephi 35, 36. Joseph Smith, the 
Prophet, brought forth records and therefrom translated the 
Book of Mormon and established the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter-day Saints upon this earth. In the course of con- 
versation the Angel Moroni told the Prophet, Joseph Smith, 
that the time had not yet come when they who would not hear 
His (Christ's) voice (on records as His voice) should be cut 
off from among the people, but soon would come (which will 
be when last and all records and instruments of antiquity come 
forth, which is future from this June 6th, 1922,) Moroni also 
said the eleventh chapter of Isaiah was about to be fulfilled; 
Isaiah 11:5-11 in comparison with II Nephi 30:10-18 show when 
the root of Jesse is to stand for an ensign and bring forth 
the last and all records, which is the time of the fulfillment 
of the eleventh Chapter of Isaiah. Joseph Smith, the Prophet 
after having completed the work which the Lord had entrusted 
with with, delivered the records back to Moroni, who still has 
them in charge. The Lord has promised that the sealed part 
of the records shall, in His own due time, be given to His 
people in this dispensation, together with other sacred records 
and instruments of antiquity, the hiding place of which is not 
yet known. His. Rec. Vol. 7, 1st Chap, last verse. 

Jesus Christ specifically says the cutting off is to be done 
after this marred servant of His, brings forth His, (Christ's) 
words as contained on records, etc., Ill Nephi 21:9-11. 

Behold, this is the blessing which I have promised after 
your tribulations, and the tribulations of your brethren; your 
redemption, and the redemption of your brethren, even their 
restoration to the land of Zion, to be established no more to 
be thrown down. 

Nevertheless, if they pollute their inheritances, they shall 
be thrown down, for I will not spare them if they pollute their 
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Behold, I say unto you, the redemption of Zion must needs 
come by power; 

Therefore, I will raise up unto My people, a man, who shall 
lead them like as Moses lead the Children of Israel, 

For ye are the Children of Israel, and of the seed of Abra- 
ham, and ye must needs be lead out of bondage, by power, and 
with a stretched out arm; 

And as your fathers were lead at the first, even so shall 
the redemption of Zion be. Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18. 

And Jesus Christ specifically says; That the day of cutting 
off is to follow when this man like unto Moses is raised up 
unto the people. Ill Nephi 20:23. Thus we are plainly shown 
that this man like unto Moses is to be the marred man who 
is to bring forth the last and all records, etc. It is plainly to 
be seen that the cutting off was not done in the days of the 
Prophet Joseph Smith, who was a man like unto Moses, II 
Nephi 3:8, 9. The Lord gives a revelation through the Prophet 
Joseph Smith upon this subject, showing the time for the 
man like unto Moses to be raised up, to be when the Lord sees 
fit to have him bring forth His, (Christ's) words (in records) 
which is yet a future event; when He, the Lord, shall see fit 
to return the scattered Saints from the land of the New Jeru- 
salem, back to inherit the promised land which event is surely 
in the future. Zion shall flourish upon the hills and 
rejoice upon the mountains and the Lamanites shall blossom 
as the rose, and shall be assembled to gather unto the place 
appointed before the great day of the Lord shall come, Doc 
& Cov. 49:24, 25. 

In order to cause this rejoicing on the mountains, etc., 
and the Lamanites to blossom as the rose: this "Mighty and 
Strong" Moses must and shall have brought forth the last and 
all records, and instruments of antiquity, (I Nephi 13:39-41,) 
in order to cause the great division, (II Nephi 30:10;) then 
the worthy Saints are to be led back to the land of the New 
Jerusalem by this "Mighty and Strong Man" like unto Moses 
Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18. 

The Lord says; therefore I will raise up unto My people, 
a man, who shall lead them like as Moses lead the children of 



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Israel, and ye must needs be lead out of bondage by power and 
with a stretched out arm, and as your fathers were lead at 
the first, even so shall the redemption of Zion be, Doc. & Cov. 
103:11-18. 

LEADERS OF THE CHURCH LIKE UNTO 

PHARAOH OF OLD IN A MEASURE. 
Thus it is plainly shown, by the just quoted sripture, how 
the present leaders of the Lord's Church will act (towards 
this modern Moses who is to be raised up, and how they will 
treat the Latter-day Saint faction of the Church, who are in 
sympathy with His work, who are looking and waiting for Him 
to be revealed) the actions of the leaders, will be in a similar 
manner, like unto the way Pharoah and the Egyptians acted to- 
wards Moses and the Children of Israel anciently; Pharaoh and 
his supporters would not listen to the entreaties of the Lord, 
through Moses (because the Lord kept hardening Pharaoh's 
heart in order that he might show forth the power of His mighty 
arm in behalf of Israel, through His servant Moses, Rom. 9:17) 
likewise the Lord will keep this modern Pharaoh president, 
deaf, blind and dumb; so he will reject the testimony of this 
modern Moses, and also so he will issue and sustain precepts 
of men and advocate them to the people, which has been done 
and is still being done because of the issuing and sustaining 
the manifesto and the Church article of 1905 and 1907 and 
other kindred acts, (Pharaoh rejected the entreaties of the 
Lord, and the present leaders of Israel are rejecting the en- 
treaties of the Lord, so Pharaoh leaders or presidents are very 
appropriate names.) The blind leaders issue these precepts, 
and in a measure justify themselves in them, because the Lord 
in the revelation to Pres. John Taylor of Sept. 27, 1886 says: 
"It is now pleasing to me that men should use their free 
agency," yet he says: "I do not change, nor my law does not." 

REVELATION TO PRESIDENT JOHN TAYLOR, 

SEPTEMBER 27, 1886. 

My son John, you have asked Me concerning the New and 
Everlasting Covenant and how far it is binding upon My 



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people; Thus saith the Lord, all commandments that I give 
must be observed by those calling themselves by My name 
unless they are revoked by me or by my authority, and 
how can I revoke an everlasting covenant, for I, the Lord 
am everlasting and My everlasting covenants cannot be 
abrogated nor done away with, but they stand forever. Have 
I not given My word in great plainness on this subject? Yet 
have not great numbers of My people been negligent in the 
observance of My law and the keeping of My commandments, 
and yet have I borne with them these many years and this 
because of their weakness, because of the perilous times, and 
furthermore; it is now pleasing to Me that men should use 
their free agency in regard to these matters; nevertheless, I 
the Lord do not change and My word and My covenants and 
My laws do not and as I have heretofore said by My servant 
Joseph, all those who will enter into My glory MUST and 
SHALL obey My law. And have I not commanded men, that 
if they were Abraham's seed and would enter into My glory, 
they must do the works of Abraham. I HAVE NOT REVOKED 
THIS LAW, NOR WILL I, FOR IT IS EVERLASTING AND 
THOSE WHO WILL ENTER INTO MY GLORY MUST OBEY 
THE CONDITIONS THEREOF, Even so, Amen. 

The Lord was specifically referring to the law of plurality 
of wives, etc., in this revelation to President Taylor, as also is 
upheld and sustained in the 132nd Section of the Doctrine & 
Covenants, and in the revelation given to President Taylor in 
1882. The modern Pharaoh leaders refuse to let the people go 
(or in other words they advocate precepts of men, the mani- 
festo and Church article of 1905 and 1907, and institute the 
studying of various men's writings in the quorums of the 
Priesthood, instead of the revelations of Almighty God as 
contained in the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Cov- 
enants, in which books the plan of redemption for modern 
Israel is clearly revealed.) The hypocritical pollution teachers 
of the holy Church of God (as Mormon calls them, Mormon 
8:38). Pollutions are to be thrown down Doc. & Cov. 103:14; 
50:6-8. These blind leaders will not listen to, or respect the 
five revelations, viz: Doc. & Cov. 132:85: Rev. to President 



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Taylor in 1882 and 18S6 and to President Woodruff in 1889, 
which contain, "Thus saith the Lord to the people." 

But instead thereof the Pharaoh leaders of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, advocate the support, 
and study of their own precepts, (Manifesto and Church article 
and the writings of men which the Quorums are now, and have 
been studying for about twenty years.) The present leaders 
of the Church are exercising their free agency, to the extent 
of the exclusion of the five revelations of the Lord, to his 
people as just referred to. Nephi says: The leaders of the 
Lord's people will cause them to err and destroy the ways of 
their paths. The Lord will enter unto judgment with the 
ancient's of his people and the princes thereof; for ye have 
eaten up the vineyard, and the spoil of the poor in your houses, 
What mean ye? ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the 
faces of the poor, saith the Lord God of hosts, II Nephi 
13:12-15. Therefore will the Lord cut off from Israel head 
and tail, branch and rush in one day. The ancient, he is the 
head and the prophet that teacheth lies he is the tail, for the 
leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are lead 
of them are destroyed. II Nephi 19:14-16. II Nephi 26:29-31. 
These quotations from the brass plates are to apply to the 
Lord's people in the last days; II Nephi 11:8; 12:1-5; 25:7, 8; 
Mormon 8:33. This cutting off is to be done because this blind, 
modern Pharaoh leader, servant of the Lord, as was Saul, 
before David was made King of Israel. I Sam. 31:3-5. I Sam. 
9:10. I Sam. 15:10, 11, 23. I Sam. 18:8, 12. I Sam. 19:20. II 
Sam. 5:3. I Ch. 11. Isaiah 42:18-20. This modern Pharaoh 
leader who putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God (like 
plunging into the red sea of death, blindly attempting to hinder 
the redemption of modern Israel) He shall fall by the shaft of 
death like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of light- 
ning, (his doom is sealed, like as Pharaoh of old who was swal- 
lowed up in the red sea of death) Doc. & Cov. 85:8, and many 
of the following of this modern blind leader (they be blind 
leaders of the blind; and if the blind lead the blind, both shall 
fall into the ditch. Matt. 15:14, Luke 6:39) will receive like 
unto, in a measure, what the followers of Pharaoh of old 



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received; they of old were cut off from the face of the earth, 
but the blind followers of this modern Pharaoh leader of the 
Latter-day Saints Church, will- be cut off from among the 
people of the Lord and will not be privileged to return and in- 
herit the promised land of the New Jerusalem, unless they 
repent, etc. Ill Nephi 21:22-29. Doc. & Cov. 85:9-12. 

ISAIAH SPEAKS OF THE DEAF, DUMB AND BLIND 

SERVANTS, WATCHMEN AND SHEPHERD'S 

OF THE LORD. 

Isaiah does not speak in very complimentary terms, about 
some of the Lord's watchmen, viz.: His watchmen are blind: 
they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark 
(no revelations, "thus saith the Lord" in thirty-three years to 
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) sleeping, 
lying down, loving to slumber, yea, they are greedy dogs, 
which can never have enough, and they are shepherds (leaders) 
that cannot understand; Isaiah 56:10. Matt. 15:14; Isaiah 9:16. 
The Lord must be referring to his watchmen and his shepherds, 
because he says: There is save two churches only, the one is 
the Church of the Lamb of God, (Doc. & Cov. 115:3, 4,) and 
that all other churches belong to the church of the devil. I 
Nephi 14:10; Ephesians 4:5. So when the Lord uses the terms 
"His watchmen" and "His shepherds," he must mean watchmen 
and shepherds of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints, for he says, this is the name by which His church shall 
be known in the last days. Doc. & Cov. 1:30; 115:4; 20:1, I 
Nephi 14:10. Isaiah further says: They all look to their own 
ways, every one for his gain from his quarter, Isaiah 56:11. 

The Lord says: Behold my servant (modern Moses) whom 
I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put 
my spirit upon him: He shall bring forth judgment to the 
gentiles. Isaiah 42:1-9. The last and all records, etc., are 
reserved to do this very thing, III Nephi 21:9-11; I Nephi 
13:39-41; Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; II Nephi 21:5-11, in comparison 
with II Nephi 30:10-18 shows the root of Jesse to be this 
"Mighty and Strong Servant" Rom. 15:12, 



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The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he, 
(modern Moses) will magnify the law and make it honorable, 
Isaiah 42:21, Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; 105:34. Judging from 
the foregoing scriptural references, this last blind, deaf and 
dumb, modern Pharaoh president of the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter-day Saints, will give no revelations to the Church 
as "thus saith the Lord," neither will he give ear to the revela- 
tions to President John Taylor of 1882 and 1886 nor the one 
to President Wilford Woodruff in 1889, neither to the 85th 
Section or the 132nd Section of the Doctrine & Covenants. 
But being blind, deaf and dumb, he will go backwards and be 
snared and taken. Lamentations 3:47. This is the refreshing 
yet they would not hear, Isaiah 28:12. This Pharaoh president 
will advocate and maintain precepts of men, such as the mani- 
festo and Church article of 1905 and 1907, etc. He will not be 
cognizant of the fact that he is digging his own grave, and 
sealing his own doom; by putting forth his hand to steady the 
ark of God and that he is to fall by the shaft of death, etc. 
(Doc. & Cov. 85:8,) but such is the plan of redemption for 
modern Israel: Alma 18:39; 42:26. 

The present authorities of the Church of Jesus Christ of 
Latter-day Saints, need thank their lucky stars, that they are 
termed deaf, dumb and blind leaders by the Prophets of the 
Lord, (Isaiah 42:18-20; 28:12; 56:10; Luke 1:20; Exo. 4:11) 
that is, in a very great measure, for great mercy is to be 
shown and extended unto the deaf, dumb and blind sinner, (I 
Tim. 1:13; Luke 12:48; Doc. & Cov. 82:10; 45:54). It is rea- 
sonably expected and assured, that they who ignorantly put 
forth their hands to steady the ark of God, or assist and sanc- 
tion such a thing or act, will not receive as great condemna- 
tion and punishment as those who might knowingly commit 
such a grievous offense; for although this non compos, mentis 
leader (appertaining to this steadying the ark act, Doc. & Cov. 
85:8) is to fall by the shaft of death, etc.; and his subordinate 
contemporaries are to be cut off, (Doc. & Cov. 85:.) Their 
doom will not be that of the sons of perdition, but will be that 
of they who come under the head of the mercy plan, as 
Saul (Acts 8:3; 22:6-30; 26:11-22) as David (Doc. & Cov, 



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132:39; His. Rec. Vol. 7, Chap. 21, pp. 542) and they who know 
not the law of the Lord, (Luke 12:48; 1 Tim. 1:13) When these 
deaf, dumb and blind leaders' understandings are touched and 
quickened; at the time the Lord performs his strange act, to 
leave all men without excuse (Doc. & Cov. 101:93-95) they who 
want to serve the Lord will then thank the God of Heaven 
that they were kept in this non compos mentis condition inci- 
dent and appertaining to the plan of redemption for the House 
of Israel, etc., (Doc. & Cov. 85:). The "One Mighty and 
Strong" who is to set the House of God in order (I Tim. 3:15) 
and the one who putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of 
God, and fall by the shaft of death, were each forordained to 
their respective missions by the God of Heaven, according to 
the Prophets of the Lord. Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 8; Alma 13:1-9; 
His. Record, Vol. 7, Chap. 22, pp. 547; Eph. 1:11; Romans 
9:20-23; Alma 18:39; 42:26. 

The Lord has purposed this strange act, (Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 
8; Isaiah 28:21; Doc. & Cov. 101:9-95; I Nephi 13:39-41; 
14:12-14; III Nephi 21:9-11; Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18,) therefore 
it is absolutely necessary that this modern (Pharaoh) president 
and his supporters and advocates be deaf, blind and dumb as 
was Pharaoh and his supporters anciently, in order that the 
redemption of modern Israel be like Israel's redemption an- 
ciently. Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18. 

THE FALLING OF A PRESIDENT BY A SHAFT 
OF DEATH NECESSARY. 

The removing of a president of the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints in the strange, wroth manner as spok- 
en of, for putting forth his hand to steady the ark of God, is 
absolutely necessary in order that the Lord may manifest him- 
self in mighty power, and pour out his spirit upon all flesh 
(Doc. & Cov. 95:4,) that all men may be left without excuse 
that wise men and rulers may hear and know that which they 
have never considered; that men may discern between the 
righteous and the wicked saith your God, Doc. 101:93-95. The 
Lord shall rise up, being wroth, and perform his strange act, 
(Isaiah 28:21.) One of the strangest acts in holy writ is when a 



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president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is 
to fall by the shaft of death, etc., and this modern Moses is 
established in his stead, (Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 8.) Joseph Smith, 
the Prophet, said in his letter to W. W. Phelps upon this 
subject that it should come to pass in the last days. 

This "Mighty and Strong" Indian Prophet, the root of 
Jesse, unto whom rightly belongs the Priesthood and the keys 
of the Kingdom, the sceptre of power, for an ensign is to super- 
intend the gathering of the Lord's people in the last days, 
(Doc. & Cov. 113:6; 81:2,) to Mount Zion, the New Jerusalem, 
(Doc. & Cov. 84:2), the only place appointed, or that will be 
appointed for the gathering of the saints before the great day 
of the Lord shall come, which great day will be at the time 
of Jesus Christ's second coming, Doc. & Cov. 42:36; 49:24, 25; 
101:6-21; III Nephi 21:22-25. 

ORSON PRATT FORETELLS THE COMING OF THE 

"MIGHTY AND STRONG MOSES." 

Orson Pratt, in addressing the Saints said, that "The 
Mighty and Strong Moses" spoken of in the 103rd Section of 
the Doc. & Cov. was yet to come to bring about the redemp- 
tion of Zion, Journal of Dis. Vol. 21, pp. 150-154; Vol. 
17, pp. 303 to 306. This "Mighty and Strong" man like unto 
Moses is to be revealed unto the people and established in his 
proper place at the time when the Gospel is to turn unto the 
Jews, etc., which time is to be in a day of wars, and rumors 
of wars, etc., Doc. & Cov. 45:26, 63. In the days of wars and 
rumors of wars the times of the gentiles will be fulfilled, (Doc. 
& Cov. 45:25, 26,) and the fullness of the gentiles will come in. 

SOME STEADYING OF THE ARK ACTS. 
The gentile Church, (Doc. & Cov. 109:60,) virtually closed 
up their right to reign in 1904, A. D. at which time the authori- 
ties of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sus- 
tained the manifesto as a law unto the Church and said, they 
who entered into polygamy would be excommunicated from the 
Latter-day Saints' Church. Apostles John W. Taylor (and 
Mathias F. Cowley and others, were dealt with accordingly. 



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This act of this date, A. D. 1904, at the October conference, 
intensifies the manifesto (covenant with death and agreement 
with hell, steadying the ark act, Isaiah 28:15-21) which should 
cause the Lord to be wroth. Isaiah 28:21, Doc. & Cov. 85:8; 
Isaiah 66:5, 6; I Nephi 4:13; II Nephi 19:13-17) until he shall 
finally rise up and perform his strange act, and cause a Presi- 
dent to fall by the shaft of death, etc. The statement of the 
Presidency of the Church in the Deseret News of 1905 and the 
Improvement Era of 1907, that the 85th Section of the Doctrine 
& Covenant is to be taken as being fulfilled and obsolete, and 
at the October conference of 1918, at which conference the 
President said, "all children born of polygamous parentage, 
who had entered into polygamy since 1904, were illigitimate off- 
spring; without authority from God to make such a statement, 
which was contrary to the word of God, Doc. & Cov. 132: 
President Taylor's revelation 1882 and 1886 and President 
Woodruff's revelation of 1889. The authorities of the Church 
ke the evangelical line of the Priesthood in making Hyrum 
Smith Patriarch instead of his father, whose right it was. 
emple ordinances have been changed since President Snow's 
reign; now why? See Doc. & Cov. 1:14, 15; 64:34-41; II Nephi 
12:2; 15:24; 25:7, 8. They further make the statement that 
a Seventy or Elder holds only a part of the Melchisedek Priest- 
hood and are also rejecting the last great work, "this is the 
refreshing yet they would not hear," (Isaiah 28:2, 12, 17, 18, 
21,) which is in the coming forth of the last records as spoken 
of by Jesus Christ himself, III Nephi 21:9-11; God honors one, 
and dishonors another to suit his purposes, Rom. 9:21. 
THE LORD'S ANGER KINDLED AGAINST THE LEADERS 

OF HIS (CHURCH) OF PEOPLE. 

These steadying the ark acts, in laying the word of 
the Lord on the shelf, and adopting and advocating 
precepts of men, only serves to multiply and intensify the 
wrath of Almighty God against the leaders of the Latter-day 
Saint, gentile Church, (Doc. & Cov. 109:60) who maintain 
and advocate these heretical ideas, of the former authorities 
of his church, to cause the Almighty to fulfill those scriptures 
which say; O my people, they who lead thee, cause thee to 




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err, and destroy the way of thy paths. The Lord will enter 
into judgments with the ancients of his people, and the princes 
thereof, for ye have eaten up the vineyard and the spoil of the 
poor in your houses, (II Nephi 13:12-26,) the Lord will cut off 
from Israel head and tail, branch and rush in one day. The 
ancient he is the head and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is 
the tail, (II Nephi 19:14-16.) Mormon says, O ye pollutions, ye 
hypocrites, ye teachers, who sell yourselves for that which will 
canker, why have ye polluted the holy Church of God? etc. 
(Mormon 8:38; Doc. & Cov. 50:6-8; 64:37-43; 107:82-84). The 
Holy Church of God is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints, Doc. & Cov. 115:4; Ephesians 4:5; Nephi 14:10. Woe 
unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and write grievous- 
ness which they have prescribed, (II Nephi 20:1,) but the pro- 
phet which shall presume to speak a word in thy name, which I 
have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the 
name of other Gods, even that Prophet shall die. Deut. 18:20. 
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have 
no knowledge; and their honorable men have famished, and 
their multitude dried up with thirst, (no revelations.) Woe unto 
them that call evil good and good evil, that put bitter for sweet 
and sweet for bitter, therefore as the fire devoureth the stub- 
ble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, their root shall be 
rottenness and their blossoms shall go up as dust, because 
they have cast away the law of the Lord of Hosts (and issued 
a Manifesto) and despised the word of the Holy one of Israel, 
(II Nephi 15:24; Isaiah 24:5; Doc. & Cov. 1:15; 85:132: John 
Taylor's revelation of 1882, 1886 and Wilford Woodruff's reve- 
lation of 1889,) and in the stead of the 85th Section of the 
Doctrine and Covenants; a spurious Church article is gotten 
up, to explain away that holy and sacred revelation. 
THE LORD TO RAISE UP AN ENSIGN. 
Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against His 
people, etc., and He the Lord will lift up an ensign to the 
nations from afar. This "Mighty and Strong" man like unto 
Moses, Indian Prophet, root of Jesse is to be raised up as an 
ensign of the people and bring forth the last and all records 
and rule over the Gentiles, Rom. 15:12, (Gentile Church, Doc. 



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& Cov. 109:60,) (compare II Nephi 21:5-11 with 30:10-18 and 
you will see clearly that this root of Jesse is the ensign to be 
raised up to usher in the Millennial reign of peace, and (Rom. 
15:12; II Nephi 21:10) shows he is to rule over the Gentiles, 
and to him shall the Gentiles seek, and his rest shall be glori- 
ous, II Nephi 15:13, 20, 24-30.) Because of the many pollution 
acts, perpetrated against the work of the Lord by the leaders of 
His Church, the anger of the Lord will be kindled against 
them, as Isaiah says, (Isaiah 28:21; Isaiah 66:3-6) ; and a Presi- 
dent will be smitten with a shaft of death, as the 8th verse of 
the 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants and the 14th 
to the 16th verses of the 19th chapter of II Nephi corroborates, 
then this "Mighty and Strong" man like unto Moses, marred and 
cast out Indian Prophet, the root of Jesse, unto whom rightly 
belongs the Priesthood and keys of the Kingdom, for an ensign 
and for the gathering of the Lord's people in the last days; 
will become the Lord's chosen representative; for the Lord 
will appear to this marred servant's joy, and establish him in 
his proper place to redeem Zion, in setting the house of God in 
order first, (the House of God, which is the Church of the living 
God, I Tim. 3:15) then this root of Jesse, man like unto Moses, 
will lead the worthy saints back to Jackson County, Missouri, 
and direct their labors in building that city, New Jerusalem 
and the Holy Temple, in that promised land. 

HOW THE LORD'S GREAT LEADERS HAVE 

BEEN TREATED. 

In every age of the world, whenever and wherever God 
has raised up unto His people mighty men as leaders; they 
have been disbelieved and marred, and in many instances put 
to death in various ways. History has repeated itself from the 
days of righteous Abel, who was slain by his brother; until 
the days of the Prophet, Joseph Smith, who was greatly 
marred and finally murdered in cold blood. Joseph of old was 
cast into a pit and finally sold to the Egyptians to get rid 
of him, yet he was the chosen instrument in the hands of God 
as a saviour in his father's house. Daniel of old was cast into 
the den of lions; yet he was one of the choicest of the Lord's 
servants. John, the Baptist, was called a wild man and was 



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finally beheaded. Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of the world, 
was accused of nearly everything that savored of evil, then 
disowned by his own people, and crucified; Paul (called Saul 
Acts 13:9) was hanged with his head downward. Every one 
of the royal house was brought before Samuel, some of whom 
expected to be annointed King of Israel, yet David, the Lord's 
choice, was made to tend to the sheep, his brethren deeming 
him of no consequence. Nephi, the Lord's chosen, was per- 
secuted and put in chains by his brethren. Abinadi was burned 
at the stake because he would do as the Lord told him; preach 
the Gospel to his wicked brethren. Even the three Nephites 
were cast into prison, dens of wild beasts, into the earth and 
three times into a furnace, but God had wrought a change upon 
them, so they could receive no harm. So it is to be expected 
in keeping with the way the Lord's past great leaders have 
been treated, that the last and final "Mighty and Strong One," 
the Lord is going to raise up, to do this great and last 
redemption work, for the House of Israel, will be marred and 
disbelieved and cast out, etc., yet finally healed of the Lord, 
(III Nephi 21:9-11, Isaiah 66:5, Doc. & Cov. 85:7,) but in the 
day of the Lord's wisdom, when He sees fit to perform His 
strange act, (Isaiah 28:21,) this "Mighty and Strong One" will 
be vindicated. 28: Isaiah, etc. 

THE APPLICATION OF THE 28th CHAPTER OF ISAIAH. 

IS TO THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY 

SAINTS, IN THE FAT VALLEYS OF THE 

ROCKY MOUNTAINS. 

Isaiah 28 says: "Wo to the crown of pride, to the drunkards 
of Ephraim." Ephraim's dwelling place shall be on the head 
of the fat valleys. The Latter-day Saints claim to be of Ephraim, 
and their dwelling places are in the fat valleys of the Rocky 
Mountains, Isaiah 2:2; II Nephi 11:7, 8; III Nephi 23:1-5. 
Isaiah says: They are to be overcome with wine, and out of the 
way through strong drink (meaning beverage and various 
other sins,) and their priest and prophet, (meaning leaders, 
II Nephi 13:12-15; 19:13-17; 28:14,) are to err in vision and 
stumble in judgment. This class of sinful Ephraimites in the 
fat valleys, are to make a covenant with death and an agree^ 



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ment with hell (or manifesto) or make lies their refuge and 
under falsehood hide themselves; But their refuge and hiding 
place is to be like as Isaiah says: "For the bed is shorter than 
that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower 
than that he can wrap himself in it." (Or like unto the story 
about the actions of the poor, silly scared ostrich, when he thinks 
he is about to be captured, puts his head under the leaf of a plant 
or some other foolish place and thinks he is safely hid, but is 
greatly exposed.) This foolish hiding place (manifesto) and 
other kindred acts, made by the sinful drunkards of Ephraim 
(Latter-day Saints' Church) will get the Lord's people or church 
into bondage, Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18. 

Ephraimites, means the descendents of Joseph who was 
sold into Egypt, whose branches were to overrun the wall to 
the utmost bounds of the everlasting hills; Gen. 49:26. This 
privelege is not to the house of Judah, only, in so far as the 
Lamanites, who have some of the blood of Judah in them, Doc. 
& Cov. 19:27, through Mulek, the youngest son of Zedekiah 
king of Judah. Mosiah 25:2-4; Omni 1:14-19; Heleman 8:21, 
may be members of the Lord's house (or church) in the 
top of the mountains, Isaiah 2:2, who are to be the principle 
builders of the New Jerusalem upon the North American Conti- 
nent. Ill Nephi 21:21-26. 

Isaiah 28 uses the term, "ye scornful men that rule this 
people which is in Jerusalem." The word "Jerusalem" is used 
often in a general sense, meaning, a land of peace, the dwelling 
place of the people of God; Isaiah 2:1, 2; 3: II Nephi 13:2:1, 2; 
Doc. & Cov. 84:2; 57:1-3; 58:7; Pearl of Great Price, p. 38, 
verses 18, 19; as the word Babylon which means confusion, and 
represents the people of the world. Isaiah 28:2, 3; says: Behold, 
the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, (similar as Joseph Smith, 
the Prophet describes in the 85th section of the Doctrine & Cove- 
nants) which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a 
flood of mighty waters over-flowing, shall cast down to the earth 
with the hand. The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, 
shall be trodden under feet. Isaiah further says: verses 15-18; 
this "Mighty and Strong One" as a tempest of hail and as a 



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destroying storm shall sweep away the refuge of lies and hid- 
ing place; and disannull the covenant with death and agreement 
with hell (manifesto) made by the scornful men (sinful 
drunkards of Ephraim) in Jerusalem (in the fat valleys of the 
mountains.) By comparing Isaiah 28: verses 1-3 with verses 
14-17, it is proven the word "Jerusalem" is merely used to show 
the dwelling place of the Lord's people or sinful drunkards of 
Ephraim (with scornful men as their rulers) in the fat valleys 
of the mountains, who are the very ones that are to make 
this covenant with death and agreement with hell (manifesto, 
etc.) so it is thoroughly proven that the word "Jerusalem" 
used by Isaiah in the 14th verse of the 28th chapter, has no 
application to Jerusalem of Palestine at all; but means the 
dwelling place of the sinful drunkness of Ephraim of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the fat valleys 
of the mountains in the last days, Isaiah 2:2. 

Isaiah in the 28th chapter specifically refers to, and pic- 
tures the foolish things the sinful drunkards of Ephraim will 
do, who are prospective new Jerusalemites through the La- 
manites, Doc. & Cov. 19:27; 42:9; III Nephi 21:21-25, and are 
not Judahites in any other way. These wayward Ephraimites 
Isaiah is talking about are to dwell in the fat valleys of the 
Rocky Mountains. II Nephi 12:2; Gen. 49:26. Now because 
of the existing of this awful sinful condition, the Lord will 
rise up being wroth and perform his "strange act" and redeem 
his people, or church out of this hellish muddle and bondage, 
the sinful drunkards of Ephraim have plunged the house of 
God into (I Tim. 3:15) Isaiah 28:21; Doc. & Cov. 85: 103:11-18; 
101:93-95; 90:9-11; I Nephi 13:39-41; III Nephi 21:9-11; II 
Nephi 3:11, 24; 21:5-11; 30:10-18; Isaiah 66:2-7. 

WHEN MANIFESTO, ETC. TO BE DISANNULLED. 

When this "Mighty and Strong" servant of the Lord is 
raised up in a day of wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, 
fires and tempests and vapors of smoke in foreign lands, etc. 
The Lord through this mighty servant will sweep away the 
refuge of lies, (manifesto, etc.) set the church in order, and 
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laws of the Celestial Kingdom in their inheritances in the 
land of the New Jerusalem. 

THE "MIGHTY AND STRONG ONE" THROUGH 
NEPHITE LINEAGE. 

The "Mighty and Strong" Indian Prophet referred to under 
so many scriptural headings or names by various of the Lord's 
prophets, Lehi refers to in addressing his son, Joseph, in the 
following manner: Wherefore because of this covenant thou art 
blessed; for thy seed shall not be destroyed, for they shall 
hearken unto the words of the book, II Nephi 3:23. 

And there shall rise up one mighty among them who 
shall do much good, both in word and in deed, being an instru- 
ment in the hands of God, with exceeding faith, to work mighty 
wonders, and do that thing which is great in the sight of 
God, unto the bringing to pass much restoration unto the house 
of Israel, and unto the seed of thy brethren, II Nephi 3:11, 24. 

So all speculation as to who, and what kind of a person, 
this "Mighty and Strong One" is to be, is positively shown; 
He is to be a continued seed of Lehi through His son Joseph 
upon this earth, marred and healed, III Nephi 21:9-11,) cast 
out and then the Lord is to appear to his joy and they who mar 
him are to be ashamed, Isaiah 66:2-6. 

NOT TWO BUT "ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG" TO 

BE RAISED UP TO REDEEM ZION, ETC. 
Doc. & Cov. 85:7 says: 

I, the Lord God will send one (not two). Isaiah 28:2 says: 
Behold, the Lord hath a "Mighty and Strong One." (not two) 
II Nephi 3:24, Lehi says; And there shall rise up one mighty 
among them, (not two), III Nephi 21:9-11, Jesus Christ says: 
They will not believe it although a man (not men), shall de- 
clare it unto them. And that his servant (not servants) shall 
be marred. Yet he will heal him (not them.) This mighty 
servant of the Lord is always spoken of in the singular number 
by the various prophets who use different language, or 
word painting, in picturing and describing this last, and 
mighty servant, who is to do this last redemption work, for 
and in behalf of the House of Israel. 



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THE WISDOM OF THE CHURCH LEADERS HAS 

MEASURABLY PERISHED, 

The scriptural references in this article prove conclusively, 
that the wisdom of the wise and learned leaders of this Church 
has evidently perished, and the understanding of the prudent 
is absolutely hid, in their attempt to explain away the 85th 
Section of the Doctrine and Covenants. But had the strained 
effort put forth in the article published by the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the Deseret News of 1905, 
and the Improvement Era of 1907 attained the object of its 
purposed endeavor it would only have succeeded in becloud- 
ing one of the several terms, (word paintings) or nomancla- 
tures by which this last, and mighty servant of the Lord is 
designated. For elsewhere in holy writ, the Lord speaks of the 
"Mighty and Strong" servant he has in reserve, to do this great 
and mighty labor, for and in behalf of the House of Israel; 
and also, to rule over the gentiles, etc., in the last days. 

THE VARIOUS WAYS THE PROPHETS OF THE LORD 
DENOMINATE THE "MIGHTY AND STRONG" 

SERVANT OF THE LORD. 

He is described in the following terms and ways, by various 
of the Lord's prophets, thusly; Isaiah 28: says: The Lord has 
a "Mighty and Strong One," which as a tempest of hail, as a 
destroying storm, and as a flood of mighty waters, through 
whom he is going to perform his strange act (it will certainly 
be a strange act when the 85th Section of the Doctrine & 
Covenant is fulfilled judging from the way many of the lead- 
ing brethren, of the Church of Jesus Christ are acting and 
talking about this said revelation.) Doc^ & Cov. 103:11-18 
says: The Lord will raise up a man like unto Moses to deliver 
his present day Church out of bondage and return the Saints 
back to receive their inheritances in the land of Jackson 
County, Missouri, for the purpose of building the great central 
city and temple, preparatory to the Lord's second coming. This 
man like unto Moses is to do exactly the same work as spoken 
of in the 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenant. Moses of 
old held the sceptre of power in his hand and was a leader 



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president of the Lord's people, the same as the "One Mighty 
and Strong" spoken of in the 85th section of the Doctrine & 
Covenants is to hold the sceptre of power in his hand and be a 
leader president of the Lord's people. The root of Jesse, (the 
ensign) is to hold the keys of the Kingdom (sceptre of power) 
in his hand and gather the Lord's people in the last days; 
and rule over the gentiles, (Rom. 15:12; Isaiah 42:) and usher in 
the millennium (after bringing forth all records) the same as 
the "Mighty and Strong One" spoken of in the 85th Section 
of the Doctrine & Covenants is to do and will do, II Nephi 
21:5-11; 30:10-18; Doc. & Cov. 113:6; Alma 37:2-19. The mar- 
red and healed servant Jesus Christ told the Nephites he was 
going to give power to bring forth the last records, in which 
the Lord's power was to be shown forth, Alma 37:2-19 Uhese 
last records will be a sceptre of power in this marred servant's 
hands.) Now, as the sceptre of power is to be held by the 
"Mighty and Strong One" spoken of in the 85th Section of the 
Doctrine and Covenants, he must be the marred servant, and 
this marred servant is to establish the Lamanites, assisted 
by the Gentile Saints, in the land of the New Jerusalem 
and direct their labors in building that City and Temple. 
Ill Nephi 21:9-25. This is exactly the mission the "Mighty 
and Strong One" spoken of in the 85th Section of the 
Doctrine and Covenants has to do. 

The Indian Prophet, Lehi says, will rise up and bring to 
pass much restoration unto the House of Israel and unto the 
seed of his brethren (the Lamanites) He is to bring forth rec- 
ords for the convincing them of God's word which shall have 
already gone forth among them, II Nephi 3:11, 24. This con- 
vincing act, is just exactly the very thing the last records are 
to do (I Nephi 13:39-41, Mormon 5:12-15;) and exactly the 
thing that is to be done, when the Lord reveals his arm in 
power, Doc. & Cov. 1:14; I Nephi 14:12-14; Doc. & Cov. 
90:9-11; III Nephi 20:34-37; 21:9-11. The restoration of the 
house of Israel and the Lamanites is the kind of work this 
Indian Prophet is to oversee and attend to, and is exactly 
the kind of work proposed for the "Mighty and Strong One" 



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to do, as spoken of in the 85th section of the Doctrine & 
Covenants^ 

This mighty servant is called by the Lord; as having a 
mouth like a sharp sword: as a polished shaft in his quiver, to 
bring Jacob again to him, who is to be hid in the quiver of the 
Lord, until the time arrives for him to commence his reign, 
to restore the preserved of Israel, and as a light to the gentiles 
and the Lord's salvation unto the ends of the earth: And to 
cause to inherit the desolate heritage, Isaiah 49:1-8; I Nephi 
21:1-8; Isaiah 42. This is the mission that the "One Mighty 
and Strong" spoken of in the 85th Section of the Doctrine & 
Covenants is to do. Isaiah says: Behold, the Lord hath a 
"Mighty and Strong One", which as a tempest of hail and a 
destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters over-flowing, 
shall cast down to the earth with the hand. Judgment also 
will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: And 
the hail (the "Mighty and Strong One" as a tempest of hail) 
shall sweep away the refuge of lies (manifesto and Church 
article of 1905 and 1907) and the waters (this "Mighty and 
Strong One" as a flood of mighty waters) shall overflow the 
hiding place, and your covenant with death (manifesto and 
Church article) shall be disannulled and your agreement with 
hell (manifesto, etc.) shall not stand. When the overflowing 
scourge shall pass through, then shall ye be trodden down by 
it, for the Lord shall rise us as in Mount Perazim, He shall 
be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, 
his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act. 
(The fulfillment of the 85th section of the Doctrine & Cove- 
nant and Isaiah 28:2, 17, 18, 21). 

So it is plainly to be seen that Jesus Christ, Lehi, Isaiah, 
Joseph Smith and others of the Lord's chosen Prophets, 
must have been speaking of one and the self same "Mighty 
and Strong" individual, whom the Lord shall deem fit to raise 
up, to do this last and mighty work, for there is but one redemp- 
tion, and one great division spoken of, before the return to 
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri, for the building of 
the great city and Temple, preparatory for the Lord's second 
coming. Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; II Nephi 30:10. 



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With the photographic featured work, created by the plain 
and beautifulKjdelineated word picturing, made out of holy 
writ, and obtained from so many different angles (or prophets 
of the Lord) and each of the many protographic productions, 
from the several points of vantage, being separate and distinct 
from each other, yet each production clearly and forcibly pre- 
senting to view, the one great character, the "Mighty and 
Strong" servant of the Lord, to be raised up to redeem Zion, 
etc. in the last days, as spoken of in the 85th section of the 
Doctrine & Covenants and elsewhere. It is absolutely simple 
mindedness, on the part of anyone to think, let alone to attempt, 
to keep from view, the many angled photographs made of 
"Thus Saith the Lord" in holy writ, of this mighty servant yet 
to come; by trying to destroy one of the beautiful portraits 
made of him, when the Bible, Book of Mormon and Doctrine 
and Covenants are full of this "Mighty and Strong One's" 
imagery. 

HOW TO GET RID OF THE "MIGHTY AND STRONG 
ONE'S" IMAGERY OR THAT OF THE PRESIDENT'S 

WHO IS GOING TO PUT FORTH HIS HAND TO 
STEADY THE ARK AND FALL. 

By the way, one thing that could be done, to get rid of 
this "Mighty and Strong One's imagery would be to eliminate 
chapter after chapter, and verse after verse, from those sacred 
books; or even better than that, continue to do as the Church 
has been doing for approximately twenty years or so: Don't 
allow the various quorums of the Priesthood to study the Book 
of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants in the Quorums 
at all, but instead thereof, have them become thoroughly and 
intimately acquainted with the works of President Joseph F. 
Smith, Brothers J. M. Tanner, B. H. Roberts, James E. Tal- 
mage, Joseph F. Smith, Jr., N. T. Porter and others, and, so 
far as I am able to judge, you will not be at all bothered, or 
have your mind put in a flurry by coming in contact with any 
word protographs or even the semblance of features, resemb- 
ling in any manner the imagery of the "Mighty and Strong One" 
spoken of in the seventh verse of the 85th Section of the Doc- 



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trine & Covenants, whom the Lord is going to send to set 
His church in order, or be at all disturbed in your feelings, by 
accidentally or incidentally coming across a sentence some- 
thing like this: "while that man who putteth forth his hand 
to steady the ark of God, shall fall by the shaft of death, 
like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid shaft of lightning" as 
we find recorded in the 8th verse of the 85th section of the 
Doctrine & Covenants. 

Some people do and will say: Why this strange act? The 
answer comes, because men in authority put forth their hands 
to steady the ark of God by issuing and sustaining the mani- 
festo, in the face of "thus saith the Lord," to the contrary, as 
set forth in the Doctrine & Covenants, 132nd section: the reve- 
lations to this Church through President John Taylor in 1882 
and 1886 and the Revelation to President Wilford Woodruff to 
this Church in 1889, all of which advocates the continued prac- 
tice of plurality of wives: Yet in the face of these revelations 
from Almighty God; the authorities of this Church today, in 
the year of our Lord, June, 1922, are upholding and maintain- 
ing the manifesto (or a precept of men) instead of "thus saith 
the Lord" as set forth in the four revelations just referred to. 
And furthermore the church article, that says the 85th section of 
the Doctrine & Covenants is to "be considered as having passed 
away and the whole incident of the prophecy closed." (Some 
more precepts of men) published in the Deseret News of 1905 
and the Improvement Era of 1907. 

WO UNTO THOSE WHO BETRAY THE REVELATIONS 
OF GOD OR WRITE AND ADVOCATE PRECEPTS 

OF MEN. 

The Lord says: Woe unto those who betray the revelations 
of God whether in the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and 
Covenants, or any others that ever were or ever will be given, 
Gems of Joseph Smith, page 270. II Nephi 28:32; Doc. & Cov. 
109:60; 45:28-29. 

Wo unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and write 
grievousness (manifesto and Church article of 1905 doing 
away with Doc. & Cov. 85th section and the 132nd section and 



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the two revelations to President John Taylor and one to Presi- 
dent Wilford Woodruff) which they have proscribed, II Nephi 
20:1; Isaiah 10:1. 

But behold, there are many that harden their hearts 
against the Holy Spirit, that it hath no place in them; where- 
fore they cast many things away which are written, (Doc^ & 
Cov. 85:132:. John Taylor's revelations of 1882 and 1886, and 
Wilford Woodruff's revelation of 1889) and esteem them as 
things of naught, II Nephi 33:2. 

WHY A PRESIDENT TO FALL BY A SHAFT OF DEATH. 
But that Prophet that shall presume to speak a word in my 
name, which I have not commanded him to speak, etc., even 
that prophet shall die, Deut. 18:20. The Lord says: All he has 
spoken will be fulfilled, Doc. & Cov. 1 :37, 38. To the law and 
to the testimony, and if they speak not according to this word, 
it is because there is no light in them. II Nephi 18:20; Isaiah 
8:20. Some of the leading brethren of the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints say the Lord will not cause a Presi- 
dent to fall by a shaft of death like as a tree smitten by the 
vivid shaft of lightning, etc., they say the Lord will not dis- 
honor His Prieshood in any such a way. The Lord says: That 
the rights of the Priesthood are inseparately connected with the 
powers of heaven, etc., and if exercised in any degree of un- 
righteousness, behold the heavens withdraw themselves; the 
Spirit of the Lord is grieved, and when it is withdrawn, amen 
to the priesthood or authority of that man, Doc. & Cov. 121: 
36-39; Matt. 24:45-51; Doc > & Cov. 42:59, 60. Let us see how 
the Lord dealt with some great men of the world and 
some of His ancient leaders who had charge of the 
affairs of His Church and ignored the will of the Lord 
to them, either in holy writ or otherwise. Nebuchadnezzar, the 
King, spake and said, is not this great Babylon that I have 
built for the house of the Kingdom by the might of my power 
and for the honor of my majesty? While the word was in the 
King's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O King 
Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The Kingdom is departed 
from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy 



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dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, etc., until seven 
times pass over thee (2520 years) Dan. 4:30-32. Belshazzar 
made his great feast and drank wine out of the golden vessels 
taken out of the temple; and praised the gods of gold, silver, 
brass, iron, wood and stone; then came the hand writing on 
the wall (like the hand writing on the wall of the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as recorded in the 85th sec- 
tion of Doctrine & Covenants) weighing the king in the bal- 
ance and finding him wanting, and that night was the king 
slain, Dan. 5:. 

David, King of Israel, because he placed Uriah at the 
front in battle and had him slain, then took unto himself the 
wife of Uriah, etc., though previous to the committing of that 
rash act, was highly favored of the Lord, but because he com- 
mitted these grievous offenses, he lost all, and fell from his 
exaltation. The only promise David received from the Lord 
after sorely repenting, was that he should not die, or that his 
soul should not be left in hell, II Sam. 12:8, 11, 15, 16; 16:20 
-23; 20:3. 

Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together 
before the rock, and he said unto them, hear now ye rebels; 
must we fetch you water out of this rock? 

And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote 
the rock twice; and the water came out abundantly, and the con- 
gregation drank, and their beasts also. 

And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, because ye 
believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of 
Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the 
land which I have given them. Num. 20:9-12. 

Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen 
stumbled, (manifesto made in 1890, made a law unto the 
Church in October conference 1904 and 85th Section of Doc- 
trine and Covenants explained away in 1905, these are steady- 
ing the ark acts) and the anger of the Lord was kindled against 
Uzza (as it soon will be against the man that putteth forth 
his hand to steady the ark, as spoken of in the 8th verse of 
the 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants) and he smote 



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him, because he put his hand to the ark; and there he died 
before God^ I Chron. 13:9-12. This is the kind of treatment 
that is in reserve for some President of the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints in the possible very near future. 
Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 8. 

Judging from the way and manner the Lord dealt with the 
leaders of His people anciently, because of the various offences 
they committed against Him, who received various degrees 
of punishment, some received the death sentence, and the 
Lord says; he is the same yesterday, today, and forever; (II 
Nephi 27:23.) 

Wherefore we can look with absolute assurance for the 
strange act spoken of in Holy Writ, (Doc. & Cov. 85: Isaiah 
28:21, Doc. & Cov. 95:1-6, 101:93-95,) to take place; Why? 
Because; of the various offences committed and perpetrated 
against the Lord and His Holy Word as recorded in holy writ 
by the leaders of His Church today who are putting forth 
their hand to steady the ark, or the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter-day Saints, Doc. & Cov. 85:8; 20:1; 115:3, 4. These 
steadying of the ark act offenses, are thoroughly and absolutely 
proven in this article, and to be very grave offenses, if we 
accept the word of the Lord; which says; to the law and to 
the testimony; and if they speak not according to this word, 
it is because there is no light in them, II Nephi 18:20; Isaiah 
8:20; Doc. & Cov. 17:6; 18:1-5. 

The scriptures are before you. If you will wrest them, 
it shall be to your own destruction. Alma 13:20. Heleman 
said; and now my sons remember that it is upon the rock of 
our Redeemer, who is Christ, the son of God, that ye must 
build your foundation, etc., which is a sure foundation, a 
foundation whereon if men build, they cannot fall, (which is 
positive proof that the man who is to fall as spoken of in the 
85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants is not building 
upon the word of God) Heleman 5:12. This rock foundation 
is the revelation of the Lord, or God's word in the holy scrip- 
tures to us, or from His proper authority, who speaks. "Thus 
saith the Lord." Matt. 16:16, 17, 18; Eph. 2:20; Doc. & Cov. 
11:16, 18:4, 5. 



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AUTHORITIES WEIGHED IN THE BALANCES 
AND FOUND WANTING. 

The authorities of this Church are found wanting; in this 
the day of our Lord, June, 1922, when weighed in the balances 
(made of "Thus saith the Lord" in holy writ as contained in 
this article.) Why are they thus found wanting? Because 
of the existing of the manifesto and the Church Article of 
1905 and 1907, (precepts of men) which are used in explaining 
away the revelations, namely: Doc. & Cov. 132:85: Revelations 
to Prest. John Taylor in 1882 and 1886 and the Revelation to 
Prest. Wilford Woodruff in 1889. These revelations appertain 
to thft Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and are a 
part of the rock foundation. Heleman 5:12; Doc. & Cov. 
1 :37, 38. Now because of these steadying of the ark acts, 
and other steadying of the ark acts, of which the Church 
authorities today are guilty of committing, as has been shown 
and proven in this article, the hand writing upon the wall of 
this Church today, bespeaks a similar fate for a President of 
this Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who upholds 
and advocates such pollutions, (steadying the ark acts,) like 
unto that administered unto Uzza, and Belschazzar; which was 
death. I Chron. 13:9-12; Dan. 5:. 

MANIFESTO AND CHURCH ARTICLE OF 1905 AND 
1907 ARE BUILT UPON SANDY FOUNDATIONS. 

The Church Article published in the Deseret News of 1905, 
and in the Improvement Era of 1907 does not measure up to 
the requirements of the law of "Thus saith the Lord" in the 
Holy Scriptures bearing upon this particular subject, of the 
"One Mighty and Strong," therefore this said Church Article 
is built upon a sandy foundation (of Thus saith men) and not 
upon a rock foundation (of "Thus saith the Lord") ; There- 
fore; this said Church Article, is a spurious and presumptious 
imposition, upon the people ("a precept of man") and is one 
of the pollutions (as also is the manifesto) with which the 
Holy Church of God is polluted. The Lord says, the teachers 
have done the polluting (pollutions come from within, and 
not from without) Mormon 8:38; Doc. & Cov. 1:14, 15; 103:14; 
50:6-8. 



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The Lord further says; why have ye transfigured the Holy 
word of God (meaning any and everybody who should do 
such a foolish act) that ye might bring damnation upon your 
souls. Behold, look ye unto the revelations of God. Mormon 
8:33. Jesus says: He that will not believe Me, will not believe 
the Father who sent Me. Ether 4:12. 

Thou shalt take the things which thou host received, which 
have been given unto thee in My scriptures for a law, to be 
My law to govern My Church; And he that doeth according 
to these things, shall be saved, and he that doeth them not, 
shall be damned, if he continues. Doc. & Cov. 42:59, 60. 
Yea, Lord, I know that Thou speaketh the truth, for Thou 
art a God of truth and canst not lie. Ether 3:12. To the law 
and to the testimony; and if they speak not according to this 
word, it is because there is no light in them, II Nephi 18:20. 
EVERY MAN HIS OWN JUDGE. 

That every man may act in doctrine and principle per- 
taining to futurity, acording to the moral agency which I have 
given unto them, that every man may be accountable for his 
own sins in the day of Judgment. Doc. & Cov^ 101:78. For 
behold, my brethren, it is given unto you to judge, that ye 
may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain 
that ye may know with perfect knowledge, as the day-light 
is from the dark night. For behold, the Spirit of Christ is 
given to every man that they may know good from evil; where- 
fore I shew unto you the way to judge; for everything which 
inviteth to do good and to persuade to believe in Christ, is 
sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may 
know with a perfect knowledge, it is of God. But whatsoever 
thing pursuadeth men to do evil, and believe not in Christ, 
and His words, (like as the manifesto, Church Article, etc.,) and 
deny Him and serve not God (by casting away the 85th and 
132nd Doc. & Cov. Prest. John Taylor's revelations of 1882 
and 1886 and Prest. Wilford Woodruffs revelation of 1889) 
then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil, 
for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no 
man to do good, no not one, neither doth his angels; neither do 
they who subject themselves unto him. And now, my brethren, 



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seeing that you know the light by which ye may judge, which 
light is the light of Christ, see that ye do not judge wrongfully 
for with that same judgment which ye judge, ye shall also be 
judged. Moroni 7:15-18. Whom shall he teach knowledge? 
And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that 
are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts. Isaiah 
28:9. Harken unto Me, ye that know righteousness, the people 
in whose heart I have written My law; fear ye not the reproach 
of men; neither be ye afraid of their reviling; for the moth 
shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them 
like wool. II Nephi 8:7-25; III Nephi 20: Doc. & Cov. 113:. 

GREAT DIVISION OF THE RIGHTEOUS FROM 
THE WICKED PROMISED. 

For the time speedily cometh, that the Lord God shall cause 
a great division among the people, and the wicked will He 
destroy: and He will spare His people, yea, even if it so be 
that He must destroy the wicked by fire. II Nephi 30 ^0^ 
Wherefore the righteous need not fear; for thus saith the 
prophets, they shall be saved, even if it so be as by fire. I 
Nephi 22:16, 17, 14:7. 

THE LORD DOETH NOTHING EXCEPT HE 
TELLS HIS PROPHETS. 

The Church authorities say the Lord will do nothing save 
He revealeth His secrets to His servants, the Prophets, (Amos 
3:7,) and before the Lord will do anything, He will tell His 
prophets about it, (Isaiah 42:9.) The authorities are absolutely 
right, as also is the word of the Lord as just quoted upon this 
question, and why? Because every phase and feature of the 
marvelous and strange act that the Lord is about to perform, 
through the "One Mighty and Strong," in the near future, 
is clearly shown and most beautifully pictured in word photo- 
graphy, in the Bible, the Book of Mormon and in the Doc- 
trine and Covenants, which this article presents for your con- 
sideration. The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Cov- 
enants are written in a language in which no man can err, 
(Doc. & Cov. 17:6; 1:29, 37, 38; II Nephi 25:7, 8,) therefore 
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the children of men, as recorded in these sacred books, through 
some of the greatest prophets that ever lived upon the face 
of this earth, v'z: Jesus Christ Himself, Moses, Isaiah, Lehi, 
the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., and others, must surely come 
to pass. Why? Because; The Lord says; What He has spoken 
He has spoken, and He excuses not Himself; and though the 
heavens and the earth pass away, His word shall not pass away, 
but shall all be fulfilled, whether by His own voice, or by the 
voice of His servants, it is the same, Doc. & Cov. 21:1-6; 1:37, 
38. So His word in the holy scriptures cannot fail. Therefore 
the only thing that can be reasonably expected is, the fulfillment 
of the scriptures bearing upon this very important work of 
the Lord; the portrayal of which is most forcibly and vividly 
photographed through one of these great prophets in the 
85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants. 

Now if the present authorities of the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints do not consider and respect these 
wonderful prophecies in these sacred books pertaining to this 
great last work, something is wrong somewhere; either the 
Lord Jesus Christ Himself and Moses, and Isaiah, and Lehi, 
and the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. and others, through whom 
the Lord has spoken, are wrong; or else the present authorities 
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in these 
the last days, are wrong: Both cannot be right, when they 
are diametrically opposed to each other, as this article has 
absolutely proven. 

A SURE FOUNDATION UPON WHICH TO BUILD. 
Heleman, in addresing his sons, said: And now my sons, 
remember, that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is 
Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation, 
that when the devil shall send forth his mighty wind; yea, his 
shafts in the whirlwind; yea, when all his hail and his mighty 
storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you, 
to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless woe, because 
of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation 
(rock of revelation, Matt 16:16-19; Eph. 2:20; Doc. & Cov. 
18:3-5; 11:16,) a foundation whereon if men build, they can- 



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not fall, Doc. & Cov. 18:3-5; Heleman 5:12; III Nephi 28:34. 

Thus it is positively shown that some President, or leading 
authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
(evidently, deaf, dumb and blind, Isaiah 42:18-20; II Cor. 4: 
4; Deut. 16:19; Eph. 4:18) who still advocates these foolish 
steadying the ark acts (manifesto, Church Article of 1905, 
1907, etc., must receive capital punishment,) and now because 
the authorities of this Church advocate these foolish things, 
it is inevitable, that a President must fall in order that the 
"Mighty and Strong One" chosen of the Lord may be estab- 
lished at the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints, in the place of the deposed and fallen leader, in order 
that the house of God, (His Church, I Tim. 3:15) may be set 
in order, as the Lord shall direct. 

Joseph Smith, the Prophet, in his letter to Brother Phelps, 
about this 85th Section of the Doctrine and Covenants says: 
now Brother William (William W. Phelps) if what I have said 
is true (the revelation says thus saith the still small voice, 
etc., These things I say not of myself; therefore, as the Lord 
speaketh, he will also fulfill) how careful men ought to be 
what they do in the last days (either now or future days from 
June 27, 1922,) lest they are cut short of their expectation, 
and they that think that stand should fall, because they keep 
not the Lord's commandments, etc., Doc. & Cov. 58:20. 

WHY JUDGMENTS ARE TO COME UPON 
AUTHORITIES OF THIS CHURCH. 

The authorities of this Church have not obeyed the Lord's 
commandments. in keeping with His requests, for they have 
ignored five revelations as has been shown and proven in this 
article, and in the place of these sacred revelations, they have 
put pollutions or steadying of the ark acts, viz. (manifesto and 
Church Article, etc.,) and are still upholding and sustaining 
these foolish things before the people, and because of these pre- 
cepts of men, the judgment that the Lord predicted through 
Joseph Smith, the Prophet as the 8th verse of the 85th Section 
of the Doctrine and Covenants foretells, shall come upon the 
leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who 



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is guilty of such grave offenses, and the sentence cannot be 
less than that which God has prescribed; he (a President) must 
fall. Rom. 9:21; Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 8; II Nephi 13:12-15; 
19:13-16. 

MIGHTY AND STRONG ONE'S IMAGERY PORTRAYED. 
This "Mighty and Strong" servant of the Lord's imagery, 
is vividly flashed, as well as the one's who is to fall, etc., 
through the camera of holy writ, upon the screen of the mental 
vision of all who are now, or may be. searching the holy scrip- 
tures. This beautiful picture is clearly seen and portrayed in 
the following plain and beautiful language: Yea, thus saith the 
still small voice, which whispereth through and pierceth all 
things, and often times it maketh my bones to quake, while 
it maketh manifest, saying: And it shall come to pass, that I 
the Lord God, will send "One Mighty and Strong," holding 
the sceptre of power in his hand, clothed with light for a 
covering, whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words; while 
his bowels shall be a fountain of truth, to set in order the 
house of God; and to arrange by lot the inheritances of the 
Saints, whose names are found, and the names of their fathers, 
and of their children, enrolled in the book of the law of God: 
While that man, who was called of God, and appointed, that 
putteth forth his hand to steady the ark of God, shall fall by 
the shaft of death, like as a tree that is smitten by the vivid 
shaft of lightning; And all they who are not found written in 
the book of remembrance, shall find none inheritance in that 
day, but they shall be cut assunder, and their portion shall be 
appointed them among unbelievers, where are wailing and 
gnashing of teeth. These things I say not of myself, (says the 
Prophet Joseph) therefore, as the Lord speaketh, He will also 
fulfill, Doc. & Cov. 85:. 

Jesus said; He that is of God, heareth God's word. (John 
8:45-50) Jesus also says; He that will not believe My words, 
will not believe Me, that I am; and he that will not believe Me, 
will not believe the Father who sent Me, Ether 4:12. Jesus 
also says; But he that believeth these things which I have 
spoken, him will I visit with the manifestations of My Spirit, 
and he shall know and bear record; for because of My spirit, 



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he shall know that these things are true; for it persuadeth 
men to do good, Ether 4:11. Woe unto all those who tremble 
and are angry because of the truth of God. (as contained in 
holy writ, etc.) For behold, he that is built upon the rock, 
(word of God in holy writ, etc., Matt 16:16-19; Doc. & Cov. 
11:16; 18:3-5; 1:37, 38) receiveth it with gladness; and he that 
is built upon a sandy foundation, (precepts of men II Nephi 
27:25) trembleth lest he shall fall. Woe be unto him that shall 
say, we have received the word of God and we need no more 
of the word of God, for we have enough. (Meaning opposers of 
last records yet to come forth and rejectors of the revelations 
to this Church as has been proven in this article, II Nephi 
28:14, 24-28.) 



A CONTRAST BETWEEN TWO MIGHTY SERVANTS OF 

THE LORD, AND THE MISSION AND CALLING 

FOR EACH TO ACCOMPLISH IN THIS, THE 

LAST DISPENSATION OF THE FULLNESS 

OF TIMES. 



Joseph Smith, Jr., the rod of 
Jesse, who brought forth first 
records. 



The Mighty and Strong Mos- 
es Indian Prophet and much 
marred root of Jesse, who is 
to bring forth second records. 



1st. Records came forth in 
a day of peace, thirty years 
of peace, Thomas's School 
History pp. 228-288, Univer- 
sal peace, Orson Pratt's De- 
vine Authority, pp. 14. 



2nd. Records are to come in 
a day of wars, Mor. 8:25-31, 
after Church of Jesus Christ 
is established in small domin- 
ion in different parts of the 
earth, and multitudes are 
gathered together upon the 
face of all the earth to fight 
against the Lamb of God, I 
Nephi 14:12-14. 



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1st. Records to usher in Gen- 
tile's day, III Nephi 26:6-12, 
II Nephi 27:21, Doc. & Cov. 
45 :28. 



1st. Records to usher in 
and fulfill times of the Gen- 
tiles. Doc. & Cov. 45:28-29. 



1st. Records to reveal full- 
ness of the Gospel, Doc. & 
Cov. 20:8, 9, and restore 
plain and precious parts 
taken from the Bible by the 
z;reat and abomonable Church 
I Nephi 13:26-34. 



1st. Records came through 
Gentiles to establish the Gen- 
tile Church, Ether 12:22; II 
Nephi 30:3; III Nephi 26:8; 
Doc. & Cov. 109:60, the lesser 
part, to try the faith of the 
people, III Nephi 26:6-12 and 
to gather the elect, Doc. & 
Cov. 29:7. 



2nd. Records to usher in 
Lamanite's and Jew's days, 1 
Nephi 10:14, III Nephi 16:4; 
I Nephi 13:39-41 ; Doc. & Cov. 
90:9-11. In a day of wisdom, 
Heleman 15:16. 



2nd. Records to usher in 
fullness of the Gentiles after 
the times of the Gentiles are 
fulfilled. Doc. & Cov. 45:24, 
25, which times will be in a 
day of wars and the whole 
earth will be in commotion. 
Doc. & Cov. 45:24-26, Mor. 
8:25-31. 



2nd. Or last Records, Brass 
plates, etc., to come forth to 
more fully convince the truth- 
fullness of the Book of Mor- 
mon, etc. II Nephi 3:11, 24; 
I Nephi 13:39, 40; Mor. 5:12- 
15; Alma 37:2-19. 



2nd. Records to come unto 
the Gentiles by Indian Proph- 
et, II Nephi 3:11, 24; III Ne- 
phi 21:9-11, the greater part, 
the last part, III Nephi 26: 
6-12, the convincing act, I 
Nephi 13:39-41. The root of 
Jesse's day, II Nephi 21:5-11; 
30:10-18, when last and all 
records etc., are to come forth 
to usher in the millennium, 
II Nephi 27:11. 



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1st. Records to cause scat- 
tering from land of Zion the 
New Jerusalem to the valleys 
of the mountains, Doc. & 
Cov. 103:11, 136:10, 49:24-26. 



1st. Records, the lesser part 
of the Gospel, Doc. & Cov. 
6:26, 29; III Nephi 26:6-12, 
or much of the Gospel, I Ne- 
phi 13:34; II Nephi 27:21. 
brought forth by the rod of 
Jesse, or Joseph Smith, Jr., 
Doc. & Cov. 5:9; 17:6; 2 Ne- 
phi 30:3; Doc. & Cov. 113: 
3,4. 



1st. Records to cause Gen- 
tiles to reject the fullness of 
the Gospel, II Nephi 28:32; 
Doc. & Cov. 45:28, 29, and 
Gentile Church, Doc. & Cov. 
109:60, to reject the fullness 
of the Gospel as contained 
in the Book of Mormon, etc., 
which has absolutely been 
proven to be the United Or- 
der by consecration and plur- 
ality of wives, Doc. & Cov. 
20:8, 9; 45:28, 29; 85:7, 8; 
II Nephi 15:24; 13: 19:12-16; 
Isaiah 50:1; 24:5; 5:24. 



2nd. Records to cause gath- 
ering to the land of Zion, the 
New Jerusalem from whence 
the Saints were scattered. 
Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18; II 
Nephi 3:11, 24; 21:5-11; 30: 
10-18. 



2nd. And last or all records 
to be brought forth by the 
root of Jesse, the man like 
unto Moses, the mighty and 
strong Indian Prophet, who 
is to be much marred, III Ne- 
phi 21:9-11; II Nephi 3:11, 
24; II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10- 
18; Doc. & Cov. 85:103:11-18; 
113:5, 6. 



2nd. Or last records to con- 
vince the nations, the heathen 
nations and the house of 
Joseph, which includes the 
Gentiles, Lamanites and the 
Jews, of the Gospel of their 
salvation, which is contained 
in the Book of Mormon, Doc. 
& Cov. 20:8, 9; Mor. 5:12-15; 
I Nephi 13:39-41 ; Doc. & Cov. 
90:9-11. 



1st. Records brought forth 
by a man (Joseph Smith Jr.?) 



2nd. Or last and all records 
to be brought forth by a man 



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marred and slain, Doc. & Cov. 
135:4; 136:38, 39. 



1st. Records to be brought 
forth by the rod of Jesse, 
who is to be slain by the 
Gentiles, Doc.^& Cov. 135:4; 
136:38, 39. 



1st. Records to try the faith 
of the people and if they be- 
lieve, then another coming 
forth of records, III Nephi 
26:6-12; His. Rec. Vol. 7 1st 
Chap, last verse. 



1st. Records were to come 
forth as in word, I Nephi 14: 
1, as a lesser part to try the 
faith of the people, III Nephi 
26:6-12, and to gather out 
the elect, Doc. & Cov. 29:7. 



1st. Records were to come 
in order that the foundation 
of the Church might be laid, 
etc., Doc. & Cov. 5:9; 17:6; 
136:38, 39, and there was to 



(mighty and strong Indian 
Prophet, man like unto Mos- 
es, root of Jesse) marred and 
then healed, III Nephi 21:9- 
11; Isaiah 66:2-6. 



2nd. Or last and all records 
to be brought forth by the 
root of Jesse who is not to 
be slain but is to rule over 
the Gentiles, Rom. 15:12; II 
Nephi 21:5-11; 30:3, 10-8. 



2nd. Or last and all recrmh 
to come forth to vindicate 
the 1st records or Book of 
Mormon, etc., Mor. 5:12-15, 
and usher in the reign of 
peace, the millennium, II Ne- 
phi 21:5-11; 30:10-18. 



2nd. And all records were to 
come as in power in very 
deed, as a convincing act in 
which the Lord intends to 
show forth His power, II 
Nephi 3:11, 24; Alma 37: 
2-19; I Nephi 13:39-41; Doc. 
& Cov. 90:9-11; I Nephi 
14:1, 12-14; 19:3; Mormon 
5:12-15. 



2nd. Or last and all records 
were to come forth to cause 
the cutting off, III Nephi 21 : 
9-11; II Nephi 30:10, Doc. & 
Cov. 85: and cause the great 



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be no division or cutting off 
until after the second re- 
cords were brought forth, 
Pearl of Great Price pp. 90: 
40; III Nephi 21:9-11. 



division, I Nephi 14:7; 22:20, 
21. 



1st. Records contained much 
of the Gospel, I Nephi 13:34; 
II Nephi 27:21; Doc. & Cov. 
5:9, the lesser part, III Nephi 
26:6-12. 



1st. Records were to come 
forth for the purpose of lay- 
ing the foundation of the 
Church, Doc. & Cov. 58:7, 
and to bear witness of the 
land upon which the Zion of 
God shall stand, Doc. & Cov. 
57:1; 1:30; 135:4; 136:38, 39. 



2nd. Or last and all records 
are to come forth after the 
Church has small dominion 
on different parts of the 
earth and in the coming forth 
of these last and all records 
the Lord's arm is to be re- 
vealed in power for the ex- 
press purpose to convince all 
mankind of the Gospel of 
their salvation, Doc. & Cov. 
90:9-11; I Nephi 13:39-41; 14: 
12-14. 



2nd. Or last and all records 
are to be brought forth for 
the purpose of vindicating 
the fullness of the Gospel 
as contained in the Book of 
Mormon (which is the first 
records to the Gentiles) and 
then also to the Lamanites 
and to the Jews, Doc. & Cov. 
20:8-12; Mor. 5:12-15, and 
also to leave all mankind 
without an excuse in convinc- 
ing the nations, the heathen 
nations, the House of Joseph, 
of the Gospel of their sal- 
vation. Doc. & Cov. 101:93- 
95; 90:9-11; I Nephi 13:39-41. 



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1st. Records came forth to 
establish the Church of Jesus 
Christ of Latter-day Saints, 
which Church is identified 
with the gentiles, Doc. & 
Cov. 109:60, in order that 
the gentile nations and the 
gentile Church, (or Latter- 
day Saint Church) may have 
the privilege of rejecting the 
fullness of the Gospel, which 
they both have done. Doc. 
& Cov. 45:28, 29, II Nephi 
28:32, and also that the 
President of the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints, after the fullness of 
the Gospel contained in the 
Book of Mormon, Doc. & 
Cov. 20:8, 9, has been re- 
vealed, and then rejected 
may put forth his hand to 
steady the ark of God, and 
fall by the shaft of Death 
like as a tree that is smitten 
by the vivid shaft of lightn- 
ing, Doc. & Cov. 85:8, II 
Nephi 13:12, 13; 19:12-16. 



2nd. Or last and all Records 
are to be brought forth by 
the "Mighty and Strong 
One" spoken of in the 7th 
verse of 85th Section of Doc- 
trine & Covenants, who is to 
set the House of God (or 
Church I Tim. 3:15) in order 
and do all things necessary 
and incident in behalf of the 
work of the Lord that he has 
purposed to bei accomplished 
in behalf of his Church, Doc. 
& Cov. 115:4 and the House 
of Israel in these the last 
days. Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18, 
Isiah 4: III Nephi 21 :9-29. 



FULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL TO BE REJECTED BY THE 
GENTILES AND LATTER-DAY SAINT GENTILE CHURCH. 
The fullness of the Gospel, as contained in the Book of 
Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants, etc., (Doc. & Cov. 
27:5; 52:9; 1 :38, 39), is to be rejected by the Gentiles (II Nephi 
28:32; Doc. & Cov. 45:28), and also by the Latter-day Saint 
Church who are identified with the Gentiles (Doc. & Cov. 109: 
60), who shall refuse to abide in the fullness of the Gospel 



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laws; because of their iniquities. (Isaiah 50:1; 5:24; 24:5; 11 
Nephi 7:1; 15:24). The Church has disregarded five revelations 
given to them from the Lord, viz: Isaiah 4: Doc. & Cov. 132: 
President John Taylor's of 1882 and 1886 and Wilford Wood- 
ruff's of 1889, and have ceased to live the United Order and 
consecration, etc., This Church after shelving the word of the 
Lord as contained in the above referred to, five revelations and 
revelations in the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Cove- 
nants, etc., makes a covenant with death and agreement with 
hell, (Isaiah 28:15; 50:1,) (or a manifesto,) and because of this 
manifesto agreement and the Church Article (One Mighty and 
Strong of 1905-7) the church will not or dare not allow the Book 
of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants, etc., which contain 
the fullness of the Gospel, (Doc. & Cov. 27:5; 35:17), to be used 
and studied as text books in the various quorums of the Priest- 
hood in the Church, for fear the members of the Church will see 
and find out the foolish things the leaders of this Church 
have done, (II Nephi 13:12-15 7:1; 15:24). These precepts of 
men, are in harmony with the visions of the Prophets, who were 
privileged of the Lord to look down through time; who saw 
what a sinful muddle this Church would plunge itself into, 
because of their foolish acts. Now because the leaders of the 
Latter-day Saint Church and their contemporary supporters 
adopted these precepts of men, they were compelled to adopt 
other precepts of men, to be studied by the members of this 
Church; which precepts of men (writings) leave out the Lord's 
strange act, Doc. & Cov. 85: 101:93-95; Isaiah 28:21; Alma 18: 
39), plan of redemption entirely: These last precepts of men, 
(II Nephi 28:14, 26, 31) are the writings of B. H. Roberts, James 
E. Talmage, J. M. Tanner, Joseph F. Smith, Sr., Joseph F. Smith, 
Jr., and N. T. Porter, etc. But the leaders of the Church were 
compelled to adopt this kind of plan, in order to sail along at 
all, (And also to fulfill prophecy.) Isaiah 28:15-21; II Nephi 
27:25; 13:12-15; Doc. & Cov. 85:7, 8; 1:14, 15; 64:34-41; II 
Nephi 15:24-30. 

WHEN FULLNESS OF GOSPEL TO BE AGAIN PREACHED. 

The fullness of the Gospel will not again be preached to 

any of the people of this earth, in power and authority, until 



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after the Lord reveals his arm in power (Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11), 
in the coming forth of the second or last and all records, (I 
Nephi 13:39-41), by the "One Mighty and Strong," (Doc. & 
Cov. 85:7), the root of Jesse, (II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18), the 
much marred man (III Nephi 21:9-11), the great and mighty 
Indian Prophet (I INephi 3:11, 24). When the arm of the 
Lord is revealed in power, in the coming forth of these last 
records by this "Mighty and Strong" servant of the Lord; then 
is the time when the fullness of the Gospel is to go forth 
and be preached in power to the Lamanites, Jews and all na- 
tions of this earth. (Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11). 

WHEN ELDERS IN SOME FUTURE DAY GO IN POWER 
TO THE LAMANITES. 

During the fall and winter of 1830-31, Oliver Cowdery, 
Parley P. Pratt, Ziba Peterson, Peter Whitmer, Jr., and F. G. 
Williams, performed and completed the first mission to the 
Lamanites as Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- 
day Saints; about this first mission the above referred to 
brethren had the following to say: "Thus ended our first 
Indian Mission, in which we had preached the Gospel in its 
fullness, and distributed the record of their forefathers among 
three tribes, viz: The Catteraugus Indians, near Buffalo, N. 
Y., the Wyandots of Ohio, and the Delewars west of Missouri. 

"We trust that at some future day, when the servants of 
God go forth in power to the remanent of Joseph, some pre- 
cious seed will be found growing in their hearts, which was 
sown by us in that early day." His. Record, Vol. 7, Chapter 4. 

LAST RECORDS TO MORE FULLY CONVINCE THE 
GOSPEL CONTAINED IN BOOK OF MORMON, 
BIBLE, ETC. THE FIRST RECORDS TO THE 

LAMANITES, ETC. 

The Elders of this Church to-day are preaching the Gospel 
in part, but not in its fullness, to the nations of the earth; 
but after the coming forth of the second or last records, 
(as Alma says: the Lord intends to show forth his arm in 
power in the coming forth of these last records, Alma 37:2-19), 



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for the purpose that the Lamanites and Jews and all nations 
shall be more fully convinced of the truthfulness of the Gospel 
contained in the Book of Mormon, etc., which was the first 
records and introduction of the fullness of the Gospel unto 
them, (Mormon 5:12-15; I Nephi 13:39-41; Doc. & Cov. 5:9; 
17:6; 25:4). "For it shall come to pass in that day that every 
man shall hear the fullness of the Gospel in his own tongue, 
and in his own language, through those who are ordained unto 
this power, by the administration of the Comforter, shed forth 
upon them for the revelations of Jesus Christ. And then 
cometh the day when the arm of the Lord shall be revealed in 
power in convincing the nations, the heathen nations, the 
House of Joseph, of the Gospel of their salvation." 

Thus we see the fullness of the Gospel cannot go to the 
various nations again until the Lord reveals his arm in power 
and performs his strange act as spoken of in the 85th section 
of the Doctrine and Covenants. (Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; 85: 101: 
93-95; I Nephi 13:39-41. 

"ONE MIGHTY AND STRONG" ABSOLUTELY 
NECESSARY, AND WHY? 

God says Zion cannot be redeemed upon any other 
principle save that of the law of the Celestial Kingdom. 
(Doc. & Cov. 105:1-16,) which law positively includes United 
Order and consecration, (Book of Moses, 7:18-25; Doc. & Cov. 
49:20; 42:30, 39, and plurality of wives, when fully lived in the 
Central City, Zion, the New Jerusalem, Isaiah 4:. The United 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of 
States has made laws prohibiting the practice of polygamy: 
sin, (Gen. 4:7; Isaiah 42:24,) and cowardice, (Job 17:9; 1 John 
4:18; Isaiah 29:13; Prov. 28:1; 29:25), have also concurred and 
acquiesced with the United States (with hell or we at agree- 
ment, Isaiah 28:15; I Nephi 14:10), and made laws (Manifesto 
etc., Isaiah 50:1), against the practice of plurality of wives 
(they have cast away the law of the Lord of Hosts, and des- 
pised the word of the Holy one of Israel, Isaiah 5:24): They 
have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken 
the everlasting covenant, Doc. & Cov. 1:14, 15; Isaiah 24:5, 



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Now; how can redemption come to Zion? In keeping with 
the laws of the Celestial Kingdom, unless God does reveal 
His arm in power in behalf of His Saints, and dis-annuls 
these prohibitory laws, (Isaiah 28:18,) for none saith re- 
store in the Latter-day Saint Church, Isaiah 42; 22. This 
is the refreshing yet they would not hear, Isaiah 28:12. 
The Lord saith He would restore that which He did not 
take away, Psalms 69:4; Isaiah 50:1; 28:18; II Nephi 20:1. 
The now existing laws of the United States and the HOW 
existing laws of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints, forbid the practice of this Celestial Law of the Lord, 
Isaiah 4: Doc. & Cov. 132:. Now then; as these prohibitory 
laws have been made in open violation and in contra-distinc- 
tion to the revealed will of Almighty God, upon this subject; 
as is revealed in five different revelations bearing upon this 
Celestial Law question, both by the United States and the 
Latter-day Saint Church; Isaiah 4: Doc. & Cov. 132: Revela- 
tions to Prest. John Taylor in 1882 and 1886, and to Prest. 
Wilford Woodruff in 1889: (The Lord says the greater the 
light, the greater the condemnation and punishment, Doc. & 
Cov. 82:3; 45:54; Luke 12:48.) Therefore in keeping with the 
word of the Lord, we can see plainly why judgments are to 
commence at the House of God, which Paul says, is His 
Church, (I Timothy 3:15,) and some of the judgments spoken 
of in holy writ, can be found by reading the following scrip- 
tures, Doc. & Cov. 85:8; II Nephi 19:14-16; Isaiah 66:2-6; Doc. 
& Cov. 112:24-26. The Latter-day Saint Church, in open viola- 
tion of all five of the above cited revelations, from Almighty 
God, which uphold and maintain the practice of plurality of 
wives, make laws (Manifesto, etc.,) in opposition to the word 
of God, as contained in the above quoted five revelations. The 
United States, in open violation to two of the above cited 
revelations; known unto them at that time, when they enacted 
their prohibitory laws, viz: Isaiah 4: Doc. & Cov. 132: enacted 
laws in open violation, to the word of the Lord; and the United 
States and the Latter-day Saint Church seems to glory, and 
take pride in what they have done in this matter. Now because 
of these laws, prohibitory to the practice of polygamy, one of 
the Celestial laws of the Kingdom of God; if ever this Celes- 



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tial law is made honorable (and God says it will be, Isaiah 
42:21), and permisable, (as the Lord also says it will be, Isaiah 
4: after Zion's redemption, Doc. Cov. 105:34; 103:11-18), 
the Lord omnipotent will have to send some "One Mighty and 
Strong," .(as He says He will, Isaiah 28:2; 15-18, 21, also 66: 
2-6,) and clothed with almighty power (as he says he will be, 
Doc. & Cov. 85:7; 103:11-18), to attend to this work; for no 
one with less power than ancient Moses had, could accomplish 
this redemption work, in the face of so much opposition by 
the United States and the Latter-day Saint Church itself. 

WHO ARE TERMED SALT OF THE EARTH. 

When men are called unto mine everlasting Gospel, and 
covenant with an everlasting covenant (in the Holy Temples 
of the Lord, etc.,) they are accounted as the salt of the earth, 
and the savor of men. They are called to be the savor of men. 
Therefore, if that salt of the earth loses its savor, behold, it 
is thenceforth good for nothing, only to be cast out and be 
trodden under the feet of men. (Doc. & Cov. 103:8-10; 101: 
39, 40; Matt. 5:13). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints is identified with the Gentiles, (Doc. & Cov. 109:60, 
and are accounted as the salt of the earth). The Gentiles and 
Gentile Church (or Latter-day Saint Church) turned their 
hearts from the fullness of the Gospel as contained in the Book 
of Mormon, Doc. & Cov, etc., because of the precepts of men, 
(and thus bespeak themselves as salt that has lost its savor, 
at least for the time being) and in that generation shall the 
times of the Gentiles (including the Gentile Church) be ful- 
filled. Doc. & Cov. 45:28-30; II Nephi 27:25; 28:14, 26, 31; 
Mor. 8:33, 38. 

O ye pollutions, ye hypocrites, ye teachers, who sell your- 
selves for that which will canker (precepts of men, manifesto, 
Church Article, etc.,) why have ye polluted the Holy Church 
of God? (Pollutions come from within) Mormon 8:38 (mean- 
ing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I Nephi 
14:10; Doc. & Cov. 1:30; 20:1; 115:3, 4), but when the arm 
of the Lord is revealed in power (Doc. & Cov. 90:9-11; I Nephi 
14:12-14), in the coming forth of the last records, (I Nephi 
13:39-41), by the root of Jesse, (II Nephi 21:5-11; 30:10-18,) 



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the much marred servant of Jesus Christ, (III Nephi 21:9-11), 
the Indian Prophet, (II Nephi 3:11,24), the "Mighty and Strong 
Man" like unto Moses, (Doc. & Cov. 103:11-18), who is to 
hold the sceptre of power in his hand, (Doc. & Cov. 85:) then 
the cutting off, as recorded in Holy writ, will take place (Doc. 
& Cov. 1:14; 64:34-41; 85: III Nephi 21:9-11), and the House of 
God (I Tim. 3:15) will then be set in order. Doc. & Cov. 85:. 
Nephi says: for the time speedily cometh, that the Lord God 
shall cause a great division among the people; and the wicked 
will be destroyed; and He will spare His people, yea, even if it 
so be that He must destroy the wicked by fire. II Nephi 30:10; 
13:12-15; 19:13-16; 28:14; Mormon 8:23; III Nephi 23:1-5; 
15:6, 7; 20:11-15; II Nephi 25:7, 8; 11:2, 8. O my people 
(evidently meaning the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints) they who lead thee, cause thee to err (meaning the 
authorities of the Church) and destroy the way of thy paths, 
II Nephi 13:12-15, (the paths of the members of the Church, 
etc.) Now, if the rebellious Gentile faction of the Latter-day 
Saint Church do not turn unto the Lord, when the Almighty 
reveals His arm in power and leaves all men without excuse, 
they will be counted as salt that has lost its savor, which is 
thenceforth good for nothing, only to be cast out, and trodden 
under the feet of men. Doc. & Cov. 101:3, 40; 103:7-10; 45: 
28, 29; 52:11; III Nephi 16:15; 12:13; 21 :9-l 1 ; II Nephi 15:24-30; 
28:32; I Nephi 14:7; III Nephi 20:28. For they (the presiding 
priesthood, etc.,) were set to be a light unto the world, and to be 
the savors of men, (Doc. & Cov. 101 :39.) Zion cannot be built 
up unless it is by the principles of the law of the Celestial 
Kingdom, otherwise I cannot receive her unto myself, Doc. 
& Cov. 105:4-6, 34. The Church authorities have adopted precepts 
of men II Nephi 27:25; 28:14, 26, 31 (manifesto, Church Article, 
etc.,) instead of "THUS SAITH THE LORD," and have caused 
the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 
to sustain them in their foolish acts (in order to fulfill scripture 
because the iniquity of the people demanded it, Isaiah 28: II 
Nephi 15 :24; Doc. & Cov. 45:28-30; II Nephi 13:12-15; 7:1.) Now, 
because the Church authorities and all members who approve of 
their acts have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, 



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broken the everlasting covenant, (Doc. & Cov. 1:14, 15; Isaiah 
24:5; II Nephi 15:24; 7:1; Isaiah 28:), they are as salt that has 
lost its savor, and is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast 
out and trodden under the feet of men. Doc. & Cov. 103:8-10; 
101:39, 40. Nevertheless, I will be merciful unto them, saith 
the Lord God, if they will repent and come unto Me; for Mine 
arm is lengthened out all the day long saith the Lord God of 
Hosts. II Nephi 28:32. 

This redemption work is now out of the hands of the 
present authorities of the Latter-day Saint Church, and beyond 
the power of man to do it, for the leaders of this Church, the 
Lord's legal representatives upon this earth, and this nation, 
upon the land of Zion, have refused to conform to the word of 
the Lcrd (God is able to do His own work, II Nephi 27:14-20), 
and are still refusing to comply with His holy will in regards 
to this Celestial law question, in an open and honorable man- 
ner, Doc. & Cov. 132: Isaiah 4:. They have openly and de- 
fiantly revolted against "thus saith the Lord" in holy writ. 
Therefore; they have forfeited their right to act in this matter, 
(similar as did Prof. Anthon in the days of the Prophet Joseph 
Smith forfeit his privilege to act, II Nephi 27:14-22). Now, 
because of the prohibitory laws they, the authorities and some 
of the members of the Latter-day Saint Church, and the 
United States have made,and the seeming pride they take in 
upholding and sustaining the prohibitive laws (precepts of 
men), against the word of the Lord upon this Celestial law 
question, as is contained in the above mentioned revelations, 
the Word of God to the children of Adam upon this earth; God 
Himself must take a hand in this great redemption work. 

THE ROCK OF FOUNDATION OF ZION'S REDEMPTION. 
It is plainly to be seen why it becomes absolutely neces- 
sary in order that this Celestial law and other Celestial laws 
be restored and made honorable laws of this land, and of the 
Latter-day Saint Church, for these Celestial laws are the 
foundation premise upon which the redemption of Zion is 
dependent, for there is no redemption for Zion in any other 
way. Doc. & Cov. 105:1-6, Isaiah 4: (which laws the Lord 
says, will be established and made honorable, Isaiah 4: 42:21.) 



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Therefore it is imperative, that the Lord God send the "One 
Mighty and Strong" spoken of and desricbed in the 85th 
Section of the Doctrine and Covenants; Isaiah 28:2, 15-18, 21, 
and elsewhere in Holy writ, to set in order His Church and to 
attend to this great and mighty redemption work, for and in 
behalf of the House of Israel, in these the last days, in order 
that the Lord may come and own and dwell with His people, 
III Nephi 21 :25; 20:22; Isaiah 4: Doc. & Cov. 84:2-5,. 

"Whosoever transgretheth and abideth not in the Dotcrine 
of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the Dotrcine of 
Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son, 2nd John, Verse 9. 

Now I need not rehearse the matter; what I have said may 
suffice. Behold, the scriptures are before you; if ye will 
wrest them, it shall be to your own destruction. (Alma 13:20), 
If you are hungry for "THUS SAITH THE LORD" you can 
feast yourselves, otherwise, you will not feast yourselves, but 
perhaps you may become angry and hateful, be that as it may. 

Yours in the cause of truth, 

Very respectfully, 
JOHN T. CLARK. 







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